‘Cartoixà de Vinyes Velles’

Regular price $54
/
  • Freaky Level 3
    Adventurous with a touch of natty snarl.
  • Rare Jewel
    The natural wine world’s brightest stars here just once or twice a year.
  • Savoury
    Brine, spice, leather and other non-fruit notes are the star.
‘Cartoixà de Vinyes Velles’

‘Cartoixà de Vinyes Velles’

Regular price $54
/
  • Freaky Level 3
    Adventurous with a touch of natty snarl.
  • Rare Jewel
    The natural wine world’s brightest stars here just once or twice a year.
  • Savoury
    Brine, spice, leather and other non-fruit notes are the star.
Peculiar & salty Mediterranean orange wine

Cartoixà AKA Xarel-lo, Tarragona, Spain

Tanca Els Ulls means ‘close the eyes’ in Catalan, alluding to the wild leap of faith it takes to build a winery from scratch! Francesc Boronat works out of Nulles, a tiny village of 480 people where he’s the only active winemaker in the area with his vines surrounded by fennel, rosemary, oranges and olives. He organically farms the. . .

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Cartoixà AKA Xarel-lo, Tarragona, Spain

Tanca Els Ulls means ‘close the eyes’ in Catalan, alluding to the wild leap of faith it takes to build a winery from scratch! Francesc Boronat works out of Nulles, a tiny village of 480 people where he’s the only active winemaker in the area with his vines surrounded by fennel, rosemary, oranges and olives. He organically farms the land his grandfather cared for a century ago with a focus on the regional grapes that make the “Gold Coast” of Tarragona so incredibly special. From a single vineyard of 80 year old vines, grapes were hand-harvested & underwent 20 days of skin contact with some stem inclusion, followed by ageing on the lees in stainless and amphora for 6 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulphur. Pink pepper, blood orange, ruby grapefruit & salty seaspray against the cliffside. Enjoy this peculiar & pretty wine with a crunchy salad & acerbic wit. 


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Cartoixà AKA Xarel-lo, Tarragona, Spain

Tanca Els Ulls means ‘close the eyes’ in Catalan, alluding to the wild leap of faith it takes to b. . .

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Cartoixà AKA Xarel-lo, Tarragona, Spain

Tanca Els Ulls means ‘close the eyes’ in Catalan, alluding to the wild leap of faith it takes to build a winery from scratch! Francesc Boronat works out of Nulles, a tiny village of 480 people where he’s the only active winemaker in the area with his vines surrounded by fennel, rosemary, oranges and olives. He organically farms the land his grandfather cared for a century ago with a focus on the regional grapes that make the “Gold Coast” of Tarragona so incredibly special. From a single vineyard of 80 year old vines, grapes were hand-harvested & underwent 20 days of skin contact with some stem inclusion, followed by ageing on the lees in stainless and amphora for 6 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulphur. Pink pepper, blood orange, ruby grapefruit & salty seaspray against the cliffside. Enjoy this peculiar & pretty wine with a crunchy salad & acerbic wit. 


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Free pick up at our shop (1247 Dundas Street West) or delivery across Ontario in 2-5 business days for $10 - $20 flat rate depending on region. We offer free delivery for M postal codes over $150, and over $250 in the rest of Ontario.* Please note we do not deliver on Sundays. 

*Although we will always do our best to offer free shipping when possible, customers in especially remote locations may be contacted for additional delivery fees.

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