Parotet 2017Celler del Roure
Winery: Bodegas Celler del Roure
Denomination of Origin: Valencia
Varietal: Mandó, Monastrell, and Arcos
Awards: 92+ pts Robert Parker
Ageing: 14 months in amphorae
Format: Cork top, 750ML, Red Wine
Wine: Have you tried Amphora (clay) aged wines yet? Parotet is Celler de Roure’s amphora aged flagship wine. An exceptional wine blend using native Mediterranean grapes such as Mandó and Monastrell. The wine is aged in old amphorae (17th century) which won’t mark the wine’s natural flavour yet provides an elegant rustic structure. The end result, an exceptional red wine blend with subtle notes of minerality and earthiness.
About Winery: Aside from producing award-wining wines, we also love Celler del Roure’s passion and desire to embrace the past. Their motto “The past is our future” sums it up best. Parotet, which means dragonfly in English, is part of Celler del Roure’s “Ancient” range. Their “Ancient” wines are actually quite modern in concept as they seek out native grapes varietals which overtime became less popular and revert to leveraging wine aging techniques from centuries ago. Instead of aging wines in oak barrels, the “Ancient” range are aged in terracotta amphorae which date back to the 17thcentury and remained “dormant” on the vineyard for hundreds of years.
Celler del Roure was established in 1996 as a small family winery, and their mission was and still is to produce quality wines with a unique personality. Celler del Roure, located in the village, Moixant (Terres dels Alforis, DO Valencia, Spain), is located 600 meters above sea level. The terroir consists of calcareous clay and sandy soil. The vine age ranges from 15 to 70 years old.