Castell d’Encus occupies a unique place in the Pyrenees of Spain. With vineyards sitting between 850-1250m, they achieve the diurnal difference to keep freshness and acidity, a common challenge for growers in the region. Showing their commitment to the vines, the estate does not use any herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. A signature of the estate, the wine is fermented in a combination of stone pits from the 12th century, small stainless steel vats and oak barrels.
Thalarn, named after the town where the winery is located, is the estate’s single varietal bottling of Syrah. Following its trio of fermentation vessels, it is aged in French oak. It shows a silkiness on the palate with gentle tannins, with fresh red fruits and clove sitting on top. A delicate, perfumed floral character further illustrates the finesse of the wine, offering subtle intricacies best appreciated with a gentle decant.