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Lafou de Batea 750ml 2008
Sku: 1860821
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub-Region: Terra Alta
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Grenache,Sy
Type: Still wine
Reg. 56.89
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Wine Advocate 89 points - Lafou Celler is the personal project of Ramon Roqueta whose family owns Abadal in Pla del Bages. It is a blend of Garnacha and Garnacha Peluda (together representing 75% with some vines up to 60-years old), 15% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 300-litre barrels of Hungarian and French oak for 12 months (new, second and third year). It has a defined, liquorice-scented bouquet with faint briny notes emerging with time in the glass. The medium-bodied palate displays fresh blackberry, balsamic, minerals and a touch of red peppercorn. It has a gritty texture but good tension and freshness, the prudent new oak allowing the fruit and terroir to express itself. Drink 2013-2020.  (Apr 2012)

Wine Enthusiast 89 points - After early aromas of grass and alfalfa, this Garnacha-led blend offers dark-berry scents with minty accents. The palate on De Batea is firm to the point of being hard, with gritty tannins. Flavors of raisin, black currant and herbal hints end with prune and licorice. This is very good but lacks the clarity and balance of an excellent wine. (Oct 2013)

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Wine maker notes
LAFOU DE BATEA has a deep cherry color with a deep, shiny robe. Its aromas begin with sweet notes of dried fruit (raw hazelnuts, dried tomato) and quickly open up to notes of red fruit, driven by balsamic background reminiscent of Kermes oak and undergrowth. It is combination of great freshness, developing notes of black berry, prune and olive, giving it solemn foundation of great depth. In the mouth it corresponds to the forecasts of freshness it proposes in the nose. It finds much vivacity at the initial impact, with good acidity that adequately draws the heart of the wine and gives a balance of freshness and sweetness characteristic of red Grenache. It has a long finish with a very fine bitterness that gives a feeling of drak chocolate which melts with mineral notes of wet stone.

FOU (ravine) // Narrow pass // Gorge or narrow pass where a stream or rainfall course opens up. Characteristic of the landscape of the Terra Alta area. In 2007, Ramon Roqueta Segales, younger member of a family with a long-standing tradition in the world of wine, decided to embark on a personal project: LaFou Celler in Terra Alta, one of the most authentic wine-growing areas with a long history and major potential.

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