Tendral Garnacha /Mazuela
Priorat wines have a sturdy, somewhat unique character – Tendral is full-bodied and concentrated, with 6 months oak aging.
The vines grow in poor, rocky soils. They are planted on mountain slopes in terraces at an altitude of between 100 and 700 metres above sea level. Most of the land in Priorat is composed of silica slate, known by the locals as “llicorella”, and it is the llicorella that gives Priorat wines their unique character.
Average production per vine is often less than 1kg, and this bestows excellent properties upon the grapes, which become pure gold in the hands of a good winemaker.
Aromas of red fruits, with hints of raisins plus chocolate and opulent spice in the mouth; the finish, dominated by big tannins, is very long and well-balanced.
About the Producer
Cellers Unio has its roots in a 1940s farmers’ union based in the Catalan city of Reus. It is now a co-operative covering 4400ha and 4 cellars with a strong commitment to the land and the people working it.
They believe that crafting excellent wines serve as a tribute to the farmers’ work and, at the same time, guarantees the environment’s sustainability, thus keeping alive the spirit of all those generations who have dedicated their life to agriculture.