Celler Vall Llach’s flagship wine
This wine is made entirely from grapes grown at a unique site, which over the years has come to be known by the poetic name of: “Mas de la Rosa” or “Rose’s Farmhouse”.
This vineyard, made up of inaccessible steep slopes, with its severe llicorella soil and an unforgiving south-facing orientation, is so unusual that it has given us our most exclusive wine.
Our Vi de Vila
Porrera’s great Carignan grapes are renowned in the most knowledgeable circles of connoisseurs of the wine world. Celler Vall Llach is privileged to possess vineyards with extraordinary Carignan vines that enable us to present this wine from the village of Porrera, as one of the winery’s precious gems.
Ancient Carignan vines, carefully selected from vineyards which are over a hundred years old and then blended with an average of 15% Grenache grapes.
These vines are from a different era and truly define the personality of our Porrera de Vall Llach.
A wine from selected vineyards
The winery team makes this wine from grapes sourced from very old vines. Some of these centenary vines come from selected vineyards owned by grape growers who have worked with us from our beginnings.
The winery team thoroughly monitors every stage of the winemaking process. It is this close collaboration with the grape growers that provide us with traditions and customs hand down over the years and have led Celler Vall Llach to identify this wine with the effort and uniqueness involved in cultivating these lands. Idus is truly a “terroir” driven wine.
The winery’s most popular wine
This wine is made using grapes from vineyards that are 30 years old or less and planted on land owned by the winery. The grape varieties used are: Carignan, Grenache, Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah. The vineyards are located over broad geographical settings with varying altitudes and terrains where exposure to sunlight comes from every point of the compass.
With these varying factors and with the solid base of llicorella, slate, Celler Vall Llach obtains the well-structured, complex grape must for making Embruix.
Aigua de Llum
Celler Vall Llach’s only white wine
This is a very special wine collection in every sense of the word. It’s the only white wine Celler Vall Llach makes. We use Viognier grapes from vineyards planted in some of the harshest areas of our property, “Mas d’El Porrerà”. We then blend these grapes with Grenache, Piquepoule, Macabeo and Escanyavelles (literally “Old Lady Choker”) from our plots.
This limited production wine of no more than 800 bottles per vintage is in remembrance of and pays tribute to the Catalan poet, Miquel Martí i Pol, a friend of ours since we founded the winery.
The name “Aigua de Llum” means “Water of Light” and is a fragment of a poem called Solstici (Solstice):
A day will come when someone will drink with hands full
the water of light which bubbles up from the stones
of these new times which we are now shaping.
Every year the winery organises “Terra i Cultura” (“Land and Culture”) which awards the Miquel Martí i Pol prize in remembrance of the special relationship this poet has shared with the winery.
Maria de Cal Vall
The Celler Vall Llach’s aged wine
This wine is a tribute to Maria Grande, the mother of Lluís Llach. She was known in Porrera as Maria de Cal Vall – Cal Vall being the country house where she originated from.
Maria inherited the plots of land of Cal Vall, soon after the 1950s. Among the possessions in the house, she found the family barrels of aged wine, which she began to take care of. The successive members of Cal Vall had been looking after those barrels from time immemorial, something impossible to calculate.
The idea is to pay a tribute to the lady who saved these barrels as, unbeknown to her, now Celler Vall Llach can offer you this old wine. A wine that highlights the tradition of the small towns in the Priorat region and showcases the effort and perseverance of its people and its values.
The Maria de Cal Vall is a dry aged wine of grenache, aged through the soleras method in very ancient chestnut and acacia casks. La oldest soleras we have date from 1927 and 1946. As for the mothers, their age is incalculable.