Celler Cecilio is the oldest registered estate in Priorat, established in 1942. Proprietor August Vicent is known for making character driven wines that are full-bodied and contains layers of exciting spice. This current blend consists of Granazta Negra, Carinyena and Syrah from wines ranging from 20 to 65 years old. Full-bodied, brimming with chocolate aromas, featuring an earthiness loaded with dark fruits, granite and earthiness. A must have for fans of Priorat.
The 2018 Black Slate Gratallops, a blend of Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah, is part of the Black Slate series produced for American importer European Cellars. The varieties fermented separately with natural yeasts, and only 20% of the volume was put in oak barrels for 15 months. It has effervescent freshness and a mixture of red and black fruit with just a spicy twist and some peachy character. There is some rusticity on the palate along with earthy tannins, giving it the profile of a classical Priorat.