Decanter expert choice Empordà Espelt

Coma Bruna and La Vella with very good scores from Decanter

Espelt Viticultors, has been one of the wineries chosen in the Empordà wine selection in Decanter, one of the most prestigious publications in the world of wine. The Coma Bruna and La Vella wines have been highlighted by the expert Fintan Kerr, and he has scored them in his expert selection of the Empordà.

Scores expert choice Empordà Decanter

Coma Bruna: a century-old jewel of Carignan

Coma Bruna 2018 is a wine that embodies the essence of the old vineyards of Carinyena. From century-old vines, planted in 1909, this wine offers a complexity and depth that can only be achieved with age and meticulous care. Fintan Kerr describes it as “brambly, floral and slatey”, Coma Bruna stands out for its freshness and firmness, showing a fruity depth that reflects its centuries-old heritage. Matured for 13 months in foudres, this wine has a robust and evocative structure, which makes us think it will also age very well in the bottle. The combination of its aromatic profile and its maturation process make it a special wine, which reflects without artifice the character of a local variety from the Emporda such as the Red Carignan.

La Vella: the elegance of the White Carignan

On the other hand, La Vella is an authentic expression of another local Empordà variety of which very few strains are preserved in a century-old vineyard: Carinyena blanca (White Carignan). Also tasted by wine expert Fintan Kerr, La Vella is distinguished by its notes of white flowers, hazelnuts, orange peel and ripe stone fruits. With ample acidity that sustains a long, smooth finish. All of this makes this wine a refined and balanced tasting experience. La Vella, 100% White Carignan, has been matured for eight months on fine lees in cement eggs, a technique that contributes to its texture and complexity, which also makes us think that it will have a good maturation in bottle and will allow us enjoy it for many more years. Both La Vella and Coma Bruna have organic certification, which once again points to Espelt Viticultors’ commitment to organic viticulture and the production of wines that respect and celebrate their terroir.

Our commitment to quality and sustainability

These tasting notes from Decanter  not only highlight the quality of Espelt Viticultors wines, but also the dedication to sustainable and organic winemaking practices. By preserving and paying tribute to centuries-old vines, we not only recover local varieties that have almost disappeared, but also protect a very valuable landscape and cultural heritage.

If you want to explore the treasures of the most authentic Empordà, Coma Bruna and La Vella represent a unique opportunity to savor history and local varieties in their maximum Empordà expression. These scores are a recognition of the constant work to preserve the territory and a winemaking tradition of more than 8 generations. We’re toasting to celebrate!

Angel Poch, winegrower de La Vella
Àngel Poch winegrower who preserved White Carignan vine from La Vella, in Rabós.

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