2016 PENDENTS CARINYENA
This Single Vineyard Carignan comes from the most sea-influenced town in the Priorat, Porrera, particularly from our more sea-breeze exposed vineyard, Pendents.
The Carignan grapes from Pendents were some of our last fruit to be harvested in 2016, experiencing a long hang time to achieve optimal ripeness. Intense sorting was done before crushing. All lots were cold soaked for an extended period of 4-5 days before beginning the slow fermentation. Gentle punch downs were performed in open-topped 600L barrels and tanks several times a day. Macerations lasted more than 30 days for an optimum flavour and tannin extraction. The free run wine was racked and the skins and stems were gently pressed and then returned to their original maceration barrels for ageing. New and 1-year old French oak barrels were used for 18 months to host the wine before bottling, without fining or filtration. This wine has a firm palate, rustic earthy notes, and a unique salinity from the salty sea breeze. This wine is a stunning portrayal of the Priorat Carignan showcasing a dense, rocky juice like a slightly wet landscape of llicorella on your palate. A quiet wine for meditation.
This Single Vineyard Carignan comes from our Pendents vineyard located 20 kilometres from the winery in the most sea-influenced town in the Priorat, Porrera. This vineyard has a northeast orientation, providing many hours of sunlight and vital air flow from the Mediterranean. This site is unique in the Priorat because of its exposure to the Mediterranean sea breeze. Pendents represent the most dramatic slope of Perinet’s estate vineyards. Some parts of the vineyard contain a slope exceeding 30 degrees. The Carignan thrives in the Priorat’s famous llicorella soils. Pendents is Porrera’s best kept secret.
Deep purple dark ink colour and consistent density. On the nose, we'll find plums and cherry marmalade with an earthy and wet landscape. On the palate this single varietal shows a consistent tannin texture, showcasing a wet landscape of llicorella with rustic notes of rosemary, a bright acidity similar to red currant, and a long finish with salinity.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 125 cases
Presentation: 75 cl
Ageing: 18 months in new and 1-year old French oak
Alc. Vol.: 16 %
100 % Carignan