This stunning gift contains 1 bottle each of the award winning wines from Lafou Celler - El Sender red & Els Amelers white presented in a wooden gift box.
El Sender Grenache Syrah Morenillo - Deep red in colour with ruby luminosity. Displaying a range of aromas with equal sensations of volume, maturity and freshness. It is in this freshness that notes of blackberry and light balsamic emerge, on a bed of Kermes oak and dried flowers that form a fragrance of great volume and personality that resonates with Terra Alta. On the palate it is marked by the convincing lightness of black grenache. It is a wine in which the freshness/volume duality goes hand-in-hand, with a refreshing and filling sensation on the palate. Fresh fruit combined with spices and liquorice interplay with the mouthwatering sweetness and soft tannins that form the overall structure.
Els Amelers Grenache Blanc - Pale yellow in colour with straw tones. On the nose, its citric notes of grapefruit and lemon pip are surrounded by jasmine white flowers. Gradually, the sweet fruit aroma of apricot appears against a nutty background with hints of flinty minerality that give the sensation of volume and complexity in a wine predominated by its initial freshness. The flow on the palate combines the great varietal structure with an acidity that maintains its lively character and extends the citric and floral perception, around which the strength of the Grenache Blanc unfolds. Generous and refined, it maintains an elegant, powerful balance, echoing the Terra Alta region.
Lafou Celler Wine Gift - El Sender & Els Amelers
Lafou El Sender "From the highest altitude and the most southerly appellation in Catalonia comes this juicy little number. Mostly Grenache with some Syrah, Mourvedre and other grapes, it is fresh and vibrant with plummy red cherry fruit. The tannins are smooth and there are well-integrated oak characters on the finish." 18/20 (93 points), Decanter Magazine, August 2014"From the Catalan region and made predominantly of Garnacha with some Syrah and the local grape Morenillo. Very subtle, but nicely so, with bright red fruits and crisp acidity. It has finesse and polished tannins and the oak is restrained, leaving the fruit to shine through. A food-friendly style of wine." 17.75/20 (92 points), Decanter Magazine, December 2014"The use of oak is restrained here (one of the distinguishing features of this impressive Terra Alta winery) allowing the fruit to express itself. It's a subtle, finely crafted blend of mostly Garnacha with 30% Syrah and 10% Morenillo (yup, I had to to look that one up, too), showing, sweet red fruits, subtle vanilla spice, bright acidity and polished tannins." 91 points, Tim Atkin MWLafou Els Amelers"Light gold. Fresh pear, nectarine and Meyer lemon on the mineral-accented nose. Gently chewy in texture, with bitter pear skin and anise flavors braced by juicy acidity. Finishes long and chewy, with a touch of succulent herbs and a lingering bitter quinine note." 90 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar"Made entirely from Garnacha Blanca, this delicately oaked white is creamy and herbal, with lovely texture, pear and honeysucke fruit. a touch of aniseed and a taut, minerally finish." 92 points, Tim Atkin MW