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Vinya Mas del Xes Syrah 2017

2017 VINYA MAS DEL XES SYRAH

Mas del Xes is located near the village of Poboleda 15 miles from the Mediterranean Sea and planted on Priorat’s famous Llicorella soil. This vineyard site experiences an extreme shift in weather from day to night. Hot and arid days are followed by cooler temperatures at night due to its location to the sea and elevation of approximately 1,200 feet. Syrah grapes from Mas del Xes contributes a hint of floral notes while displaying a high acidity in the wine.

105,00 €

First sorting was done in the field, leaving any unsuitable fruit in the vineyard. The grapes were then further sorted by hand. All lots were cold-soaked for 2-3 days before beginning their slow fermentation in open-topped barrels and tanks. Gentle punch downs were performed several times daily in both tank and 600L puncheon barrels; macerations lasted a long period, 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, being 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 is rare and unique, mature and singular in expression, an authentic Syrah from the Priorat.    

Mas del Xes is located near the village of Poboleda 15 miles from the Mediterranean Sea and planted on Priorat’s famous Llicorella soil. This vineyard site experiences an extreme shift in weather from day to night. Hot and arid days are followed by cooler temperatures at night due to its location to the sea and elevation of approximately 1,200 feet. Syrah grapes from Mas del Xes contributes a hint of floral notes while displaying a high acidity in the wine.

Deep ruby colour appealing black tones. On the nose, black tea, inky and spicy notes. Amylic aromatics of ripe melon, apricot, mango, and dragon fruit. On the palate find cranberry compote with fresh spicy and umami aromas combine with a delicate velvety layer of tannins. Sensibly structure that expands in the mouth. Persistent long finish.

Vintage: 2017
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 150 cases
Presentation: 75 cl 
Ageing: 18 months in 80% new French oak. 300 l barrel
Vineyard: Mas del Xes
Exposure: North West
Alc. Vol.: 14,5 %

 

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