2017 VINYA MAS VELL CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Mas Vell is located near the village of La Morera de Montsant, 14 miles from the Mediterranean Sea and planted on Llicorella soil. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are planted below the Garnatxa grapes at an elevation of almost 1,400 feet. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines are some of the oldest planted in the Priorat, as they were planted in 1985.
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 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Priorat.
This Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Mas Vell a vineyard located in the first existing village in the Priorat wine growing area, Poboleda. Mas Vell has a south-facing orientation fully exposing the vines to the sun, capturing the maximum potential ripeness of the area. Mas Vell sits at an elevation at roughly 1,150-1,300 feet, setting itself apart from neighboring parcels. This additional elevation allows for open canopy exposure and cooling winds to help the grapes retain acidity and tension.
Deep ruby-purple. On the nose, the elegant intense perfume of exotic fruits combined with aromas of flowers and wild herbs, showcasing a Mediterranean sea breeze and forest breath On the palate, sophisticated and reflecting the nuances of terroir displaying notes of dried red fruit, molasses, smoked sea salt, cured meat, minerality notes of Priorat’s famous Llicorella.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 150 cases
Presentation: 75 cl
Ageing: 18 Months in 80% New French Oak. 228L barrels
Vineyard: Mas Vell
Alc. Vol.: 15,5 %