About Vila Viniteca : an established family-run business since 1932, has its head office in Barcelona’s old quarter, just two minutes’ walk from the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. In the 1990s, Francisco Martí and Quim Vila, the co-owners, together set up their venture and transformed what was a delicatessen and wine shop into a flourishing wine merchant business. A wine-grower for many years now, Francisco Martí is the owner of Ca N’Estruc, a historic Catalonian wine estate with records dating back to 1548. Together they sought to rescue old plots of vines and abandoned grape varieties, and in 1998, thanks to their efforts, new, contemporary exciting wines such as Paisajes and Viña al Lado de la Casa burst onto the scene. The Uvas Felices project had been born.
About Uvas Felices : The Uvas Felices wines are sold in over 35 countries around the world and present in over 50 Michelin restaurants.
Winemaking : Hand picked, the grapes were destemmed without crushing and they had cold pre- maceration for 4 days at 12 oC. Alcoholic fermentation took place in semi-open stainless steel tanks of 16,000 liters at 26 oC. Malolactic fermentation in French and American oak barrels of different volumes.
Ageing: It took place on fine lees in 225, 300 and 400 L new, and one and two-year old, 30% American oak barrels and 70% French oak barrels, medium- toasted for 12 months, with two rackings.
Description: It has a nice garnet colour, clean and bright. On the nose it displays a suggestive perfume of red and black berry fruits such as currants, blackberries and blueberries at their right point of ripeness, along with pleasant toasted aromas, spicy notes of black pepper and hints of bay leaf, vanilla and coconut. On the palate it has a slightly sweet attack, with volume and structure and a velvety texture shaped by soft tannins, balanced with good freshness. At the end it leaves a delicious aftertaste of black fruits, thyme and liquorice.