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Perinet 2016 Vintage Notes

Discover the New Perinet 2016 Releases

Perinet offers a special set of tastings of 2016 new releases and winery complete visits during the next harvest and the autumn months.

PRIORAT (June 28, 2018) It's time to start presenting the 2016 wines that will be released in the next season. This vintage cames with the release of two new single vineyards wines: 2016 Mas Vell Vineyard Grenache & 2016 Pendents Vineyard Carignan.

“This vintage is exceptional because of its high acidity that acts as the backbone of the wine. The skeleton of the wine is comprised of a large number of tannins. When you combine the spine and the skeleton–the acidity and the tannins–you can expect fullness taste and breadth due to its functional structure,” affirms our wine consultant Jean Hoefliger.

Toni Sanchez-Ortiz, our winemaker, provides a bit of information about the single vineyards: “The Grenache shows its exquisite character, elegant and fragile from an expressive vintage of its finesse. There are always risks to watch out for, such as leaving the wine for lengthy periods in the barrels, causing an abuse of the wood. This can negatively impact the Grenache, possibly causing it to lose its pure personality. The new 2016 Grenache is fresh, raw, inviting and brimming with red fruit. On the contrary, the Carignan has a more dominant personality: large, strong and powerful flavours with darker fruits. We have two wines with contrasting natures: Grenache is soft and elegant; Carignan is bold and rustic.”

In 2016, the vigour and freshness of Priorat were fully expressed through our wines. We are improving our knowledge of the deep-seated soil which allows us to keep the skins of the grapes longer during the fermentation with the aim to achieve more structured wines. Our 2015 wines were excellent and the feedback from wine lovers and expertise have been outstanding, our expectation for 2016 is almost higher. Once the hard work is done, the time to share and enjoy the results of the high effort, care and dedication have arrived.