Partida Creus - UL 2019

Partida Creus - UL 2019


 Region: Penedes / Catalunya

Grapes: Tempranillo

Ull de Llebre is an old indigenous Catalan clone of Tempranillo. 2019 sees the first release of this single variety cuvee from Partida Creus. This particular bottling is a little more special.

Several years ago Massimo started to work more with elevage in old barrels. A select group of importers whom visit yearly are offered the chance to select single barrels for individual bottling. In February 2020 when tasting with Massimo I selected a barrel of Ull de Llebre for Australia. One barrique, selected and imported by Vivant Selections, producing 360 bottles.

The first thing that strikes and the words that come to mind are, this is a serious wine, a wine of structure and depth. It has a core of dark fruit supported by freshness and feathery fine tannins. Its fluid, there is soft herbs and hints of mint that dance with plump blue fruit, the palate displays elegance and wonderful length. It has vitality yet power also. I would encourage you to decant this, it is a wine that loves oxygen, becoming more integrated and expressive. A beautiful wine suited for the cooler weathered months, and one that I will be putting in the cellar.