2017 WINEMAKERS CLUB CARINYENA
These blends are specially made with a selection of the barrels of each vineyard. The combination of the same grapes from different plots makes this varietal wine fully express the Priorat' terroir. Singular wine to get close to an ancient Mediterranean varietal
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 stainless steel. Gentle punch downs were performed several times daily in both tank and 300L 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 Burgundy and American 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 sorting of the vineyard.
This wine club exclusive continues in its second edition with 100% Carinyena from the Circ block. A Carinyena that faces the west with very ripe notes and fresh acidity. Ripe and long-lasting tannins with some earthiness on the nose encompass the magic of Carinyena in the Priorat, where this grape expresses the optimum typicity together with Grenache. The hand-harvested fruit was housed in separate lots of neutral French and American burgundy oak barrels for 12 months. Ready to enjoy now, this Carinyena is best paired with hunting meat and forest fruits.
Deep ruby and violet on the rim. Dark and deep layer. On the nose, earthiness is a plus in Carinyena, native grape expressing aromas of forest fruits and wild berries marmalade. 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: 100 cases
Presentation: 75 cl · 150cl
Ageing: 12 months in 100% new French Oak
Alc. Vol.: 15,5 %