Crushing on Catalonia

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Catalonian Crushes
Where Mountains Meet The Sea

It was during the opening days of Monarch when we first encountered the incredible wines of Oriol Artigas, we had never tasted anything quite like them! His wines immediately enchanted us and we've been on the hunt for these Mediterranean-influenced wines of Catalonia, Spain ever since. These wines are completely singular, made with native varieties from vineyards clinging to coastal mountainsides. With the Mediterranean sea in sight, there are no wines quite like these in the world. Not only are these some of the most unique wines we have ever tasted, they are true RARITIES, sometimes yielding less than 900 bottles in a single vintage! 

This week, we're highlighting four of these Spanish gems. You will want to act quick, as they are EXTREMELY limited.
 There is no better representation of wines from this part of the world than the aforementioned Oriol Artigas, along with his peers Eduard Pie and Agustí Torelló Roca. Their deep spiritual connection with this unique terruño is captured in each of these wines. All hailing from the Penèdes region, these winemakers are humble heroes, embracing the same mission: 

 "...to allow the grapes to express, in the most intense way, the landscape from which it comes.”
-Oriol Artigas

Anima Mundi 'Noguer Baix' 2017 $41.99

A.T. Roca was established in 2013 after decades of making traditional Cava. With a desire to make wines with a sense of place, they established their new winery in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia in Penedès. This vintage sparkler is 100% Macabeo. Yeasty aromas of brioche intertwine with lemon and minerals, all of which carry over to the clean and precise palate. Pristine and pure, with fine bubbles, this is an excellent example of a terroir-dominant sparkling wine. A perfect aperitif or accompaniment to fresh oysters. 

Sicus 'Sumoi' 2016 $39.99

Eduard Pie is young, new to the scene, and definitely making waves. Located in Bonastre, his vineyards sit 170 meters above sea level, and 6 kilometers from the Mediterranean. This bright, lip-smacking red is 100% Sumoll. Aged for 6 months in amphorae dug into the ground, right in the vineyard soils! Pie believes this method amplifies his terruño. The resulting wine is bursting with fresh red berries and wild flowers laced with sea spray. Think Cru Beaujolais with a sprinkling of salty minerals. 

Oriol Artigas 'Peça d'en Blanch' 2013 $54.99

Oriol Artigas and Catalonia are synonymous. He has long been a proponent of the wines from his land, and this bottle is quintessentially Artigas. While it has a definitive sense of place, this wine is a chameleon. This is Grenache blended with local varieties, changing flavors and aromas from one sip to the next. In one moment it bursts with blueberries and exotic flowers then evolves: becoming more mineral driven and savory. If there is one bottle that encompasses the thrill we experience from these wines, this is it.    

Oriol Artigas 'Lloritu' 2018 
$69.99

A wine so rare, even the internet doesn't know it exists! After receiving a phone call from a neighbor, Oriol was invited to check out an abandoned nearby vineyard after the owner had passed earlier that year. What he found was true treasure: a tiny plot of Jaqué (a nearly extinct variety) in perfect condition! 2018 is his inaugural vintage of 'Lloritu' as he takes over the farming of this special vineyard moving forward. He treats this wine like a delicate rosé with a short 24-hour maceration period. Crisp, salty strawberries with an intense mineral backbone, we've never tasted a wine like this. Only 893 bottles made!

4-PACK PRICE $225.59*

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