Cellar Vall Llach was founded at the beginning of the 1990s by the singer
Lluís Llach and the notary Enric Costa in Porrera, one of the nine
villages in the south of Catalonia that together form the Qualified Designation
of Origin (D.O.Q.) Priorat.
Vall Llach vi de finca Qualificada Mas de la Rosa, Porrera vi de vila de Vall LLach, Idus de Vall Llach,
Embruix de Vall Llach and Aigua de Llum de Vall LLach are the names of
its wines, and the celler – celler is Catalan for winery – introduced
its first vintage to the market at the end of the year 2000.
Since its inception, the cellar’s processes and their application have been
governed by rigid adherence to two guiding principles: rigour and quality.
Cellar Vall Llach is fortunate in possessing a selection of magnificent old
estates – the so-called trossos – whose 60- to 90-year old Cariñena
and Garnacha vines assure an exclusive must for its wines. The produce of
these stocks is complemented by the careful purchase of grapes from farms
selected for their quality from amongst the oldest and most reputable of
the Porrera and Torroja areas.
In the early 90s, with the strategy of further refining its wines, Cellar
Vall Llach planted a number of vineyards with varieties that serve to embellish
the traditional Garnacha and Cariñena of the trossos – principally
the Merlot, the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Syrah.
A balanced combination of tradition and cutting-edge technology is strictly
applied to all of the creative processes that culminate in the wine you drink:
cultivation, harvesting, fermentation, maceration, pressing, ageing and bottling.