- Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009 Product #25693 (In Stock)
Always rich and complex, Negre has just a touch more volume, intensity, and power in the warm 2009 vintage. There’s plenty of generous fruit and spice here, but it’s the stony mineral character that makes it special. Drink it now with roasted or grilled meat while a few bottles gain more complexity and definition in cellar for a decade.
“Celler Cecilio is the oldest registered winery in Priorat. The 2009 Negre is the same blend as the 2008 (50% Garnacha, 30% Carinena, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) and received the identical elevage (fermented with native yeasts and aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak). Reflecting the better vintage, it offers up a racy bouquet of cherry blossoms, incense, black cherry, black raspberry, and lavender. More structured and concentrated than the 2008, it will benefit from 1-2 years of additional bottle age and provide enjoyment through 2019.”Wine Advocate 91 points
- Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003 Product #23588 (In Stock)
Celler Cecilio is based in Gratallops, in the heart of Priorat. They are a family business that has been dedicated to the wine production since 1942 when the firm was first founded by Cecilio Vicent, the father of the present owner, August Vicent. Their vineyards, which are planted on terraces of steep slopes typical from this area, total of 8 hectares, of which 3 hectares are Garnacha, 3 hectares Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 hectares Carinena.
The estate's flagship wine from the 2003 vintage is a stunner. Certainly ripe, there's a big burst of blueberry and dark black cherry fruit here. But, there's also plenty of classic smoky slate and herb Priorat character as well. Great wine for rich food.