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ORP0121OW
Oriol Perez de Tudela
Escabeces
2021
Tarragona
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Vegan

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DO Tarragona, in the SW of Catalunya, was split into 2 parts when DO Monsant 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 Monsant mountains, the soils and climates change from Mediterranean 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: Orange fruit; gently tropical; with stone fruits and touch of stoney minerality. The palate is dense; quite broad; with subtle notes of pink grapefruit; peach skin and dried fruit. Wonderfully textured; complex structured and bright acidity till the end.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days. Fermentation with stems and skins in controlled temperatures. Aged without stirring; 70% 9yo oak barrels (300lit capacity); 30% in 400lit amphorae without paint or treatment on surface.
Features Grapefruit Peach Dried-fruit Mineral Textured

Features Broad, Dried fruit, Grapefruit, Mineral, Peach, Textured,
Tasting note Orange fruit, gently tropical, with stone fruits and touch of stoney minerality. The palate is dense, quite broad, with subtle notes of pink grapefruit, peach skin and dried fruit. Wonderfully textured, complex structured and bright acidity till the end.
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 2021
Main Grape Cartoixa Vermell
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 11.5%
Production 6000
Aging 7 months (30% in Amphora; 70% in old oak barrels)
Soil Calcareous clay
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail Grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days. Fermentation with stems and skins in controlled temperatures. Aged without stirring, 70% 9yo oak barrels (300lit capacity), 30% in 400lit amphorae without paint or treatment on surface.

ORP0121OW
Oriol Perez de Tudela
Escabeces
2021
Tarragona
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Vegan

DO Tarragona, in the SW of Catalunya, was split into 2 parts when DO Monsant 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 Monsant mountains, the soils and climates change from Mediterranean 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: Orange fruit; gently tropical; with stone fruits and touch of stoney minerality. The palate is dense; quite broad; with subtle notes of pink grapefruit; peach skin and dried fruit. Wonderfully textured; complex structured and bright acidity till the end.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days. Fermentation with stems and skins in controlled temperatures. Aged without stirring; 70% 9yo oak barrels (300lit capacity); 30% in 400lit amphorae without paint or treatment on surface.
Features Grapefruit Peach Dried-fruit Mineral Textured

Features Broad, Dried fruit, Grapefruit, Mineral, Peach, Textured,
Tasting note Orange fruit, gently tropical, with stone fruits and touch of stoney minerality. The palate is dense, quite broad, with subtle notes of pink grapefruit, peach skin and dried fruit. Wonderfully textured, complex structured and bright acidity till the end.
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 2021
Main Grape Cartoixa Vermell
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 11.5%
Production 6000
Aging 7 months (30% in Amphora; 70% in old oak barrels)
Soil Calcareous clay
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail Grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days. Fermentation with stems and skins in controlled temperatures. Aged without stirring, 70% 9yo oak barrels (300lit capacity), 30% in 400lit amphorae without paint or treatment on surface.