The wine of Sant Mori (Alt Empordà)
AMUNT (UP), is the new wine of Sant Mori. By the end of 2015, the owners of a one-hectare vineyard of the town where I live, Sant Mori, ask me to take care of it, to make a wine and to market it.
The vineyard is planted with Syrah. I propose to make a coupage of this variety, adding garnatxa and monastrell. The terroir is very clayey and productive, favored by the proximity of the Fluvià river and exposed to the frequent Tramontana wind from the north.
The strains are re-seeded with the new varieties and the first harvest is done by 2016. The wine goes through French oak barrels and is bottled on August 1, 2017.
The dress and the drawing. The name of AMUNT (UP) seduces Jordi because it’s a project that pursues to go as far as possible. AMUNT is associated to the Castellers (human towers). Jordi gets to know Roser Capdevila (author of The Baby Triplets), with whom he immediately sympathizes and who makes the drawing of the label.
Castellers. (Human castles) The unit (of three varieties), the strength (of syrah and monastrell), the agreement (to make the blend of the three varieties) and stick together (drink the wine with people and share it).
Costa Brava. The land where the vineyard is does not belong to the DO Empordà, but is in the Alt Empordà, so we have named it: wine from the Costa Brava.
The wine. Harvested well-mature and traditionally elaborated with controlled temperature and frequent remontations to extract the maximum potential of the skin. Passed through French oak wood in order to protect the fruit from the grape and give the wine a touch of wood and roast.
It is spectacularly aromatic, with roasted notes, lots of black fruit (blackberries, blueberries, prunes macerated in alcohol). In the mouth it is strong and corpulent, noticeable present tannins, well blended. Very bulky (full mouth), with a long persistence (the wine remains a while in the mouth after being swallowed).
A pleasure for the senses, for demanding palates
Production of the 2016 harvest: 845 bottles. Forecast to arrive in the next two years between 3,000 and 4,000 bottles.