The wine of Sant Mori (Alt Empordà)
Red Wine, created by Jordi Oliver Conti
AMUNT, 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 has planted Syrah. I propose to make a blend of this variety, plus some garnatxa and monastrell, in a very clay and productive terrain, favored by the proximity of the Fluvià river and marked by the frequent winds of Tramontana.
The strains are re-seeded with the new varieties and we make the first harvest in 2016. The wine goes through French oak barrels and is put into the bottle on August 1, 2017.
The dress and the drawing. The name of AMUNT (UP) seduces me because it is a project with the aspirations to go as far (high) as possible, it is rooted to the land and associated to the construction of human towers (castells). I contact Roser Capdevila (author of “The Triplets”) with whom we immediately agree and who makes the drawing of the label.
Castellers (Human castles). The unit (of three varieties): the strength (of the varieties of syrah and monastrell), the agreement (to make the blend of the three varieties) and coming together (drink the wine with people and share it).
Costa Brava. The land where the vineyard belongs 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 and passed through French oak wood looking to protect the fruit from the grape and give a touch of wood and toasted notes to the wine.
It is spectacularly aromatic, with toasted notes, lots of black fruit (blackberries, blueberries, prunes macerated in alcohol). In the mouth it is strong and full-bodied, with presence of well-balanced tannins.
Very bulky (full mouth) and with a long persistence (after drinking the memory of the wine remains long).
A pleasure for the senses, for demanding palates.