Celler del Roure Vermell 2018
The red 2018 Vermell had just been bottled when I tasted it. This is the entry-level red of the old-style range produced exclusively with local grape varieties and aged in amphorae. 2018 was a year of low alcohol but also some challenges, which meant they had to sort the grapes for this blend of 70% Garnacha Tintorera and the rest Mandó. It feels like this Vermell is lighter and is getting closer to Safrà, as it's floral and delicate, with a medium-bodied palate, fine tannins and great balance. They keep fine-tuning their wines, controlling the power, making them subtler. 90,000 bottles produced.