D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)
Vins Nus Siuralta Rouge is a natural red wine produced by the winery Vins Nus, in Cornudella de Montsant, D.O. Motsant.
Vins Nus is the new project of Alfredo Arribas (Portal del Priorat). As a result of his search for high-altitude vines to produce very special wines, Alfredo began his new project in 2008.
The vineyards to make Vins Nus are located in high areas of Montsant and cultivated biodynamically. These magnificent vineyards, harvested at their optimal ripening point, yield grapes with a good acidity and freshness. This allows Alfredo to make his wines in a non-interventionist way, without adding SO2 or any other chemical, resulting in pure, traditional wines, very close to their origins. Wines of altitude, and with a good ageing capacity.
Vins Nus Siuralta Rouge is a red wine made with Red Grenache and Trepat from vineyards located at 750 metres of altitude planted on calcareous soils with very low yields.
The harvest takes place manually in 16-kg boxes. Once they arrive at the winery, the grapes without destemming macerate for 8 days. Then, the grapes are destemmed and subjected to another maceration for 10 more days in stainless steel deposits. The grapes ferment with native yeasts in the same deposits. The final fermentation is carried out in clay amphorae, where, once finished, the wine will remain 6 months.