Extraordinary dark cherry red colour with great depth. Intense floral (violet) and fruit (cassis) aroma with exquisite Mediterranean garrigue (thyme) coming through, joined by notes of smoke and spices (cocoa). Full and intense on the palate, with ripe, velvety, wonderfully elegant tannins. An exceptional wine, flavourful and full bodied, with a characteristic, terroir-imparted hint of minerality (graphite).
Ageing: 100% barrel aging for 15–18 months (40% new FrenchNevers oak).
GRAPE VARIETIES: Cariñena, garnacha and syrah
In 1770 the monks of the Abbey of Montserrat settled in the els Desterrats property as penance. The area was renowned for its harsh climate and tough conditions. Their work: To cultivate the land to provide food for the diocese. Their legacy: The discovery of a new terroir and a fine wine. The legend: Large barrels mysteriously disappeared. Some said that they were taken up to heaven by the angels.