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Blau Mari 2015

The Experience

Drink When...
End of term
Listen To...
School's Out by Alice Cooper
Think About...
Taking a class
Drink With...
Pollo pesto pizza

The Oddbins Take

To be a good teacher, it’s important to understand your class, its dynamic, who’s disruptive, who’s the quiet genius etc., and to respond accordingly. Well, winemaker Moisès Virgili does the same thing with his Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnatxa vines.

He says “The vineyard blocks are small and idiosyncratic. Some face the sea, others don’t, and the soil is different from one row to another, so we treat them all individually’. This approach coaxes out all the refined, noble black fruit of the Cabernet and the lush red fruit of the Garnatxa and combines them perfectly in the winery to create an A* wine.

The Vital Statistics

Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 2 Years
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
1 g/l
Alcohol Units

In stock



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The Style

Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Garnatxa (50%)
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians
  • Suitable For Vegans
  • Organic
  • Additional

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Moisès Virgili took over the family vineyards, which they had owned for several generations, in 2010. Drawing on experience gained in a number of wineries, both in Spain and further afield, he took control of all the vines and had both the vineyards and the cellar certified organic. He created Celler 9+ in 2010, with a view to creating a range of different wines from the wide range of family vines.

The vineyard parcels are all quite different from each other, some facing in different directions to others, and soil types varying, often from one row to the next. Great care and control is exercised over all of the vines, with meticulous attention being paid to each plot's differing soil, fertility and grape varietal requirements. Nutrient plants may be placed between rows where soil is less fertile, or plants may be pruned green during the growing season to reduce yield and increase quality, to give just two examples.

Winemaker Moisès Virgili was born in La Nou de Gaià, Tarragona, amid the vines and various other crops owned by his family. An agronomic engineer specialising in oenology, he worked in wineries in South Africa and Chile, as well as in other Denominatiónes de Origen in Catalonia before coming back to take the helm of the family farm.

They conduct ‘green pruning’ to reduce production and get more concentration and better maturity from the grapes.

This is a very aromatic, fresh wine, bursting with ripe red fruits and would be perfect with a pollo pesto pizza.