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Amathus strengthens Priorat and Montsant

Published:  06 March, 2019

Amathus Drinks has expanded its Spanish portfolio with the addition of two new Catalonian producers: Celler l’Encastell from Priorat and Celler Masroig from Montsant.

The wines represent a concerted effort by the London-based supplier to take advantage of what Spain has to offer.

Jeremy Lithgow MW, head of wine at Amathus Drinks explained: “Spain continues to offer value and quality at all levels, and as part as part of the ongoing premiumisation and diversification of our wine portfolio it was important for us represent this. We tasted many samples from Priorat and Montsant and these two producers stood out in both senses, with exceptional wines displaying great typicity at sensible prices”.

Celler l’Encastell sits at the top end of the range.

Wines hail from a “tiny” 8 ha plot, which boast the high altitude, old vines and volcanic soils which Priorat is known for.

Founders Carme Figuerola and Raimon Castellvi work their steep, low-yielding terraced vineyards by hand, to create wines of “great personality, depth and minerality”.

By contrast, Celler Masroig from the wider Montsant area will offer lower altitude wines that are similar but more approachable in style and price.

The Carinena-focused 2016 Rojalet Seleccio and 2016 Les Sorts Sycar are the two new wines Amathus has shipped for the UK market.

They will be available to try along with Celler l’Encastell's wines at tomorrow’s Wines from Spain annual tasting in London.