2017 WINEMAKERS CLUB GARNATXA
The typicity of Garnatxa from the region offers floral and dark fruit aromatics and acidity, whereas the Cabernet enhances is structure and earthy tones. 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. Exclusive for Winemakers Wine Club.
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 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. One-year-old French oak barrels were used for 12 months to host the wine before bottling, without fining or filtration. These blends are specially made with a fine selection of each vineyard block. 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% Garnatxa and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Garnatxa comes from Planetes block of Pendents vineyard, while the Cabernet hails from the La Plana block of our Mas del Xes vineyard. This blend is the most suitable to enhance the age-worthiness of Garnatxa. The typicity of Garnatxa from the region offers floral and dark fruit aromatics and acidity, whereas the Cabernet enhances is structure and earthy tones. The hand-harvested fruit was housed in separate lots of neutral French burgundy oak barrels for 12 months. Ready to enjoy now, the Garnatxa is best paired with BBQ, tomatoes, and olives.
Deep ruby with bluish-purple edges. On the nose, we'll find empyreumatic notes. Dry warm wood with an accurate bouquet. Aromas developing gradually into rich stages. Fresh pennyroyal and minty hints. On the palate impressive start attending to all the senses. Astonishing. Exuberant slate soil terroir showcasing the pure sensible underground.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 100 cases
Presentation: 75 cl · 150cl
Ageing: 12 months in 100% new French Oak
Alc. Vol.: 16 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 20%