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Rancio Sec/Vi Ranci of Catalunya

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    Espodol Vi Ranci Sec NV bottle

    Espodol Vi Ranci Sec NV

    SpainCatalunya 14.0% ABV

    14.0% ABV • Fully Oxidized, Oxidative

    While the tradition of Vi Ranci and Rancio sec has survived in both Catalunya nord and sud along the French-Spanish border, the large majority of those now produced in Spain are fortified. Espodol Vi Ranci Sec is the rare unfortified expression: Old-vine Garnatxa blanca and Garnatxa rosat, hand-harvested and co-fermented under the rafters in epoxy-lined concrete tank. The wine destined to be bottled as Vi Ranci Sec then enters a languorous three-tier solera that was inaugurated in 1950, where a portion of the slowly oxidizing wine is transferred from tank to large foudres and finally to 300-600L barrels. These movements typically occur only once every 3-4 years, with small quantities from the solera bottled just once per year. Full details

    Espodol Vi Ranci Sec NV label