2017 WINEMAKERS CLUB CABERNET
This blend is based on the special ripe aromas from the exotic expression of Cabernet in the Perinet estate, blended with 20% of Garnatxa that confers complexity and fresh aromas. Exclusive for Winemakers Club Members.
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 barrels and tanks. Gentle punch downs were performed several times daily in both tank and 225L 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. One-year-old French oak barrels were used for 12 months to host the wine before bottling, without fining or filtration. This blend is specially made with a fine selection of each vineyard. The combination of the same grapes from different plots makes this varietal wine fully express the Priorat’ terroir.
This wine club exclusive continues in its second edition with a blend of 80% Cabernet and 20% Garnatxa. The Cabernet is a blend of Mas del Xes and La Plana block, while the Garnatxa hails from the Planetes block from Pendents vineyard. This blend is based on the special ripe aromas from the exotic expression of Cabernet in the Perinet estate, being the most suitable to be blended with Garnatxa as it confers the aromatics. The hand harvested fruit was housed in separate lots of neutral French burgundy oak barrels for 12 months. Ready to enjoy now, the Cabernet is best paired with BBQ, peppers, and spicy food.
Dark violet with hints of Tawny. Structured. On the nose performs smoky and white pepper notes, oaky aromatics combined with wild Mediterranean flowers. The nose comes into a temptation. On the palate, feeling good and inviting acidity. Fancy astringency and entertaining tannin figures.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 100 cases
Presentation: 75 cl
Ageing: 12 months in 100% new French Oak
Alc. Vol.: 15 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%