Celler Cecilio

Celler Cecilio is based in Gratallops, in the heart of Priorat. They are a family business that has been dedicated to the wine production since 1942 when the firm was first founded by Cecilio Vicent, the father of the present owner, August Vicent. Their vineyards, which are planted on terraces of steep slopes typical from this area, total of 8 hectares, of which 3 hectares are Garnacha, 3 hectares Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 hectares Carinena. The soils are mainly stony “pizarra” or “llicorella”, providing limited but concentrated production of high quality grapes, creating the unique personality and character of the exclusive wine made in this DOQ— Priorat.

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Negre 2006 (750mL)
Best Buy! - Wine and Spirits Magazine score: 91 points (February 2010 Issue)
"Shy at first, this takes time to reveal notes of leather and tart cherries. The flavors carry through the finish, backed by tannin and seemingly purified by clean acidity. It's a meaty blend of garnacha, carinena, and cabernet, suit to braised oxtail.




Negre 2007 (750mL)
The wine has a very dark almost black color complimented by a mixture of herbal notes, intense mineral character, blackberry, and hints of dried blueberry. While on the palate there is plenty of luscious dark fruit flavors that come together to a nice rustic character. This vintage is much more open and accessible right upon release but certainly has the structure to age beautifully too.





2000 L’Espill 750ML
The wine shows a garnet color, with faint brown edges with an initial aromatic impression of spearmint, menthol and balsamic notes mixed with notes of hazelnuts, cloves, orange peel. As the wine opens up it offers strong minerality, notes of vanilla, mature oak, all of this together with a very deep balsamic quality. On the palate the wine is fresh and clean with a delicate chocolate/coconut flavor profile mixed with notes of smoke, gunpowder, wild herbs, and a much layered wine with lots of offer.





2001 L’Espill 750mL
Made from a blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Carinena, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. All fermented separately in stainless steel tanks that is temperature controlled to capture the primary aromas and freshness of the fruit. Using only native yeast, 25 days of maceration on the skins, malolactic fermentation and then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels a mix of 1/2/3 year old barrels. Offers a dark cherry color with an intense aroma of spice, pepper, with a delicate touch of toasted oak and rich balsamic overtones. This is a very flavorsome wine with strong yet well structured tannins, and the ever present minerality—llicorella.



2003 L’Espill 750mL
Densely packed aromas that open up slowly showing notes of wild forest berries, smoky mineral character, graphite, dried figs, faint balsamic notes, pepper while on the palate it has a rich feel and weight, offering power and a good backbone of structure. The richness of the vintage is there, yet all the parts are well balanced. Finishing with lingering dark and blackberries together with wild herbs and pepper. The 2003 L'Espill is a single vineyard selection of 60% Garnacha, 30% Carinena, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from vines 30 to 60 years of age.




2004 L’Espill 750mL
eParker score: 91 points (# 183 June 2009)
“The 2004 L’Espill is a single vineyard selection of 60% Garnacha, 30% Carinena, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from vines over 50 years of age. Purple-colored, it offers up an outstanding perfume of toasty oak, pencil lead, lavender, black cherry, and blueberry. On the palate, balsamic notes, pepper, and dark fruit flavors emerge followed by a structured wine that demands 5-7 years of cellaring. It will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2025.




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