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Acustic Celler



Bravery, courage and strength is the meaning of the name in Catalan and it shows in this wine. A composition that shows tones of forest strawberries, ribs, blueberries, lavender, lime, firm but round tannins, and a fine acid that lifts the wine in the aftertaste. 80% Carignan and 20% Grenache from 60-80 year old vines with a microscopic yield of 7-15 hl/ha. After the long soaking and fermentation, the wine stores 13 months in small French oak barrels with only light toasting.


Bravour, mod og styrke betyder navnet på catalansk, og det viser vinen. En komposition, der bl.a. viser toner af skovjordbær, ribs, blåbær, lavendel, kalk, faste men runde tanniner og en fin syre, der løfter vinen i eftersmagen. 80% Carignan og 20% Grenache fra 60-80årige vinstokke med mikroskopisk udbytte på 7-15 hl./ha. Efter den lange udblødning og gæring lagrer vinen 13 mdr. i små franske fade med kun let toastning.


Country: Spain

Region: Montsant

Winery: Acustic Celler

Year: 2016

Type: Red

Grapes: Carignan & Grenache

Alcohol: 15%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



The young Albert Jané grows this wine on the special Licorella earthy dry rock. The yield is extremely small - barely over 20 hl/ha and the vines extremely old - a good deal over 100 years. The wines have gained a great reputation in Spain and are also on the way in other countries. The methods are by nature organic. All work is done by hand both before and after the harvest. The grapes are pressed very gently and get a long fermentation before the wine is gravitated down to malolactic fermentation and storage in barrels of French oak.

Den unge Albert Jané gror denne vin på den særlige Licorella jordmager tør klippe. Udbyttet er ekstremt lille -næppe over 20 hl/ha, vinstokkene ekstremt gamle -en god del over 100 år. Vinene har fået et meget stort ry i Spanien og er også på vej i andre lande. Metoderne er af naturen økologiske (om en uden certifikat). Alt arbejde foregår ved håndkraft såvel før som efter vinhøsten. Druerne presses meget blidt og får en lang gæring, før vinen ved tyngdekraft føres ned til malolaktisk gæring og lagring i fade af fransk eg.

General grape descriptions


Grenache is an unlikely hero of a grape. Until recently reviled or at best ignored in much of the world, it is the grape chiefly responsible for two of the world's more celebrated reds, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and, a more recent star, Priorat.


Carignane in the US, Carignano in Italy, and Cariñena in Spain. Carignan is a curious red wine grape that provokes strong reactions in those who know about it. Yet, despite the fact it was the single most common vine variety planted in the world's most important wine producer France until it was overtaken by Merlot at the end of the 20th century, most wine drinkers have never heard of it. 

Carignan's origins are presumed Spanish although the variety was long since supplanted by Garnacha (Grenache) in its native Cariñena in Aragon. 

As a wine, Carignan can be pretty tough too. The wine produced is typically high in rough tannins and acidity and in southern France the softening vinification method of carbonic maceration routinely has to be used to ensure that wines made from Carignan can be drunk reasonably young.