Marco Abella Loidana Priorat Duo

Sku: 086891082028

19 in stock

In the 12th century, Carthusian monks came to the Priorat region of Spain from France, bringing the Grenache and Carignan that are still synonymous with the region today. (Spaniards will tell this story differently, but in this case, I believe the French.) The Abella families have been growing wine in this area since the 15th century. In the late 19th century, their family vines were struck by the phylloxera that devastated vineyards across Europe. Ramón Marco Abella, who was born in Porrera in 1898, made it his life’s work to revive what had been one of the best vineyards in the region. Just over a century later, his grandson David took the helm and invested in modern facilities, resulting in the Bodega Marco Abella, a winery that honors the Priorat tradition.

Their Priorat ‘Loidana’ is an excellent example of the complexity and intensity of the region. It is a blend of the Priorat’s two indigenous varieties-Grenache and Carignan-with Cabernet Sauvignon adding structure and depth. Smooth and harmonious, it practically overflows with red cherries and blackberries plus hints of spice and an overlay of mocha. Sexy and voluptuous, but never too obvious.

 

Additional information

Country

Spain

Grape varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache

Vintage

2017

Region

Priorat

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19 in stock

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