DiT Cellar 2018 "Cabirol Tinto", Montsant, Spain

DiT Cellar 2018 "Cabirol Tinto", Montsant, Spain

DiT Cellar

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DiT Cellar 2018 "Cabirol Tinto", Montsant, Spain

70% Garnatxa & 30% Tempranillo from organic vines that are 20-35 years old, planted on limestone  soils at 400-600 meters - the naturally low pH of the pinyolenc soil  keep the wine fresh. Fermentation in concrete followed by 6 months aging in neutral French & American oak barrique.

Winemaker: Dani Sánchez (from Azul y Garanza in Navarra) founded DIT Celler - the  first certified organic wines of Montsant - with Toni Coca and recently  took over the project solo.   The vineyards, Mas d’En Fornós and  Guiamets, surround the mountains of the natural park Llaberia in  Priorat. The local name for the soil type is “pinyolencs,” which contain  small stones (they resemble olive pits – the meaning of pinyolenc) and  are rich in calcium, giving acidity and freshness to the wines. The  weather can get quite warm in summer time, but every summer afternoon a  wind coming from the Mediterranean called “Marinada” cools down the  temperature.    

This relatively new DO (approved in 2001) forms a horseshoe  around the Priorat region, taking its name from the rocky massif of  Monsant.  The vineyards fall in spectacularly beautiful hilly  countryside, scattered between olive groves (producing excellent quality  oil), forest and bare mountain peaks. Soils here are limestone and loam  over a granite and slate base.

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