The Bellmunt Blanc is the new 'vi de vila' of Bodega Mas d'en Gil.
What does 'vi de vila' mean? A term that the Designation of Origin Priorat has officially recognized in 2009, and that should help to distinguish the wines within the Designation of Origin. The wines are distinguished by towns, villages or communities. This differentiation is closely linked to the native soil, a special feature of the wines of Priorat. Like all official recognitions, the 'vi de vila' must be developed in accordance with the specifications laid down by the Designation of Origin Priorat (now we do not go into the details), and that label must be marked accordingly.
This Bellmunt Blanc is the first 'vi de vila' white wine produced in the Priorat.
It has been made with Garnacha Blanca grapes (60%) from a plot called 'entrebosc', and located under the 'Pic del Sarraï', as well as the 'Bellmunt', where previously Merlot grapes existet, although a few years ago these grapes have been removed so as to return to the origin of this soil.
The Viognier grape that was used in this Coupage (30%), is the same one which has been used previously for the Coma Alta.
Fermentation took place in small stainless steel tanks with 1000 and 2000 liter capacity.
The Bellmunt Blanc, like all 'vi de vila', also has organoleptic properties which is closely linked to the native soil. It is not only a white wine of the Priorat, with distinct notes of citrus and white fruit by the Garnacha Blanca, this wine also has aromas of undergrowth of the plot from which they originate, and an exquisite freshness thanks to its orientation to the north.