Blau Cel 2016

£10.50

High up in the sky, a worried-looking coyote is clinging to a faltering Acme ‘Mars-or-Bust’ space rocket. ‘Bust’ is the clear winner. Far below him is a crazy quilt of...

Sold Out

High up in the sky, a worried-looking coyote is clinging to a faltering Acme ‘Mars-or-Bust’ space rocket. ‘Bust’ is the clear winner. Far below him is a crazy quilt of cartoon farmland, and his look turns to one of resignation as he realises that as soon as he's fallen into it, the rocket will follow, landing on his head. Never mind, coyote, at least you're landing in Moisès Virgili's wonderfully higgledy-piggledy vineyards in Tarragona, and you can now spend your days happily running round tending to the differing needs of all the little plots, and making this aromatic, white fruited, refreshing and entirely Mediterranean organic white. It's got to be better than the Grand Canyon!


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.


Grapes for Blau Cel are hand harvested and vinified using the fewest possible additives and a very low sulfite content. The different grape varieties are vinified separately. The wine is florally aromatic with soft white fruit flavours and a refreshing acidity wholly redolent of its Mediterranean origin.



Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.