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ORP0119OW
Oriol Perez de Tudela
Escabeces
2019
Tarragona
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Vegan

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DO Tarragona, in the SW of Catalunya, was split into 2 parts when DO Montant was given its own status: Camp de Tarragona (from NW Tarragona and along the coast) and The River Ebro (slightly higher). Like so many Catalan DO's over 70% of its production is white and destined for Cava, although hundreds of years ago it was known for its sweet red and rancio wines. As the vineyards climb from the sea to the Serra de Montalt mountains, the soils and climates change from Mediterrnean to Continental, offering a wide range of wine style. In recent years there has been a concerted effort to modernise its wine production, incorporating new grapes and styles into the traditional vineyards of the region.

Oriol was born in Valls, a small town inland of Tarragona well known for its Calçots (Catalan leeks) and it's Castells (human tower). Growing up he used to help his uncle in the vineyards and cellars he managed for the local co-operative. Oriol ended up working in Telecomms but realised his work meant little to him. So he quit and started helping his uncle, and soon, having met a chemical engineer from Torres produced BIB “El Vi a Punt” together. Here he caught Rene Barbier’s attention and both having roots in Tarragona, started to produce wine together. Escabeces is the name of a small town in Tarragona where 99% of this rare Cartoixa Vermell (just a few vineyards) is planted.

Tasting note: Savoury; slightly smoky; stone fruit nose of apricot and peach. Elegant; but juicy; lovely tannins; grip and tension. The pallet is full of more apricot; delicate and warming pink grapefruit; peach skin and slightly pithy citrus. It is fine and balanced; complex and delicate. The finish is earthy; mineral and long.
Winemaking Detail: The wine is made up of 4 different processes. 60% of grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days; 15% de-stemmed & fermented WO skin; 15% whole bunch fermentation with a lid on (carbonic maceration) at density 1020, crush grapes with foot and finish fermentation WO skin but with colour; 10% whole bunch lightly crushed to obtain colour and volume. Fermenation with stems and skins. Controlled temperature during fermentation. Aged without stirring, 70% 9yo oak barrels (300lit capacity), 30% in 400lit amphorae without paint or treatment on surface.
Features Peach Grapefruit Earth Soft Grippy

Features Earth, Grapefruit, Grippy, Juicy, Peach, Soft,
Tasting note Savoury, slightly smoky, stone fruit nose of apricot and peach. Elegant, but juicy, lovely tannins, grip and tension. The pallet is full of more apricot, delicate and warming pink grapefruit, peach skin and slightly pithy citrus. It is fine and balanced, complex and delicate. The finish is earthy, mineral and long.
Drink with
Escabeche, Lamb tagine, Tartar sauce,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Tarragona
Producer Oriol Perez de Tudela
Wine Name Escabeces
Colour Orange
Style Fun & Funky
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Cartoixa Vermell
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 3500
Aging 6 months (50% in Amphora; 50% in old oak barrels). 1 year in bottle
Soil Calcareous clay
Time to drink Now - 2023
Winemaking Detail The wine is made up of 4 different processes. 60% of grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days, 15% de-stemmed &, fermented WO skin, 15% whole bunch fermentation with a lid on (carbonic maceration) at density 1020, crush grapes with foot and finish fermentation WO skin but with colour, 10% whole bunch lightly crushed to obtain colour and volume. Fermenation with stems and skins. Controlled temperature during fermentation. Aged without stirring, 70% 9yo oak barrels (300lit capacity), 30% in 400lit amphorae without paint or treatment on surface.

ORP0119OW
Oriol Perez de Tudela
Escabeces
2019
Tarragona
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Vegan

DO Tarragona, in the SW of Catalunya, was split into 2 parts when DO Montant was given its own status: Camp de Tarragona (from NW Tarragona and along the coast) and The River Ebro (slightly higher). Like so many Catalan DO's over 70% of its production is white and destined for Cava, although hundreds of years ago it was known for its sweet red and rancio wines. As the vineyards climb from the sea to the Serra de Montalt mountains, the soils and climates change from Mediterrnean to Continental, offering a wide range of wine style. In recent years there has been a concerted effort to modernise its wine production, incorporating new grapes and styles into the traditional vineyards of the region.

Oriol was born in Valls, a small town inland of Tarragona well known for its Calçots (Catalan leeks) and it's Castells (human tower). Growing up he used to help his uncle in the vineyards and cellars he managed for the local co-operative. Oriol ended up working in Telecomms but realised his work meant little to him. So he quit and started helping his uncle, and soon, having met a chemical engineer from Torres produced BIB “El Vi a Punt” together. Here he caught Rene Barbier’s attention and both having roots in Tarragona, started to produce wine together. Escabeces is the name of a small town in Tarragona where 99% of this rare Cartoixa Vermell (just a few vineyards) is planted.

Tasting note: Savoury; slightly smoky; stone fruit nose of apricot and peach. Elegant; but juicy; lovely tannins; grip and tension. The pallet is full of more apricot; delicate and warming pink grapefruit; peach skin and slightly pithy citrus. It is fine and balanced; complex and delicate. The finish is earthy; mineral and long.
Winemaking Detail: The wine is made up of 4 different processes. 60% of grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days; 15% de-stemmed & fermented WO skin; 15% whole bunch fermentation with a lid on (carbonic maceration) at density 1020, crush grapes with foot and finish fermentation WO skin but with colour; 10% whole bunch lightly crushed to obtain colour and volume. Fermenation with stems and skins. Controlled temperature during fermentation. Aged without stirring, 70% 9yo oak barrels (300lit capacity), 30% in 400lit amphorae without paint or treatment on surface.
Features Peach Grapefruit Earth Soft Grippy

Features Earth, Grapefruit, Grippy, Juicy, Peach, Soft,
Tasting note Savoury, slightly smoky, stone fruit nose of apricot and peach. Elegant, but juicy, lovely tannins, grip and tension. The pallet is full of more apricot, delicate and warming pink grapefruit, peach skin and slightly pithy citrus. It is fine and balanced, complex and delicate. The finish is earthy, mineral and long.
Drink with
Escabeche, Lamb tagine, Tartar sauce,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Tarragona
Producer Oriol Perez de Tudela
Wine Name Escabeces
Style Fun & Funky
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Cartoixa Vermell
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 3500
Aging 6 months (50% in Amphora; 50% in old oak barrels). 1 year in bottle
Soil Calcareous clay
Time to drink Now - 2023
Winemaking Detail The wine is made up of 4 different processes. 60% of grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days, 15% de-stemmed &, fermented WO skin, 15% whole bunch fermentation with a lid on (carbonic maceration) at density 1020, crush grapes with foot and finish fermentation WO skin but with colour, 10% whole bunch lightly crushed to obtain colour and volume. Fermenation with stems and skins. Controlled temperature during fermentation. Aged without stirring, 70% 9yo oak barrels (300lit capacity), 30% in 400lit amphorae without paint or treatment on surface.