2018 PERINET LIKKA
Likka is our entry-level wine, a friendly and fresh blend with cinnamon and forest notes. Likka is the perfect combination to enjoy by the glass.
The name of Likka comes from the Celtic language and it means ‘stones’. Given the rocky landscape that covers the Priorat soil, this name represents the spirit of the Priorat into the bottle. The vines grow over llicorella -then name that is used for slate- soils, providing salty and earthy notes to this wine along with fresh acidity. This blend, benefiting from the Mediterranean sunlight, shows tobacco and smoked wood notes in the nose and dry raisins, blackberry liqueur and strawberry marmalade in the mouth. A friendly and fresh tannin harmonizes with cinnamon and forest notes. This blend is the perfect combination to enjoy by the glass.
The Merlot and Syrah for this wine come from Perinet’s estate vineyard Mas Vell, which is planted south of the winery with full sun exposure maximizing potential ripeness for the grapes. Mas Vell sits at a higher elevation which allows for open canopy exposure and cooling winds to retain acidity in the grapes. The Garnatxa and Carinyena come from the Mas d’en Xes vineyard which is planted behind the winery and forms a natural amphitheatre near the base of the Montsant mountain range. And Argeles, a clay based vineyard in the tawn of Torroja del Priorat. The climate conditions of 2018 have resulted in an excellent vintage that expresses the uniqueness of Perinet terroir.
The grapes are handpicked at an earlier stage, the first fruit to reach peak ripeness created by the hot days of summer. All lots are cold-soaked for 5 days before beginning their fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The maceration technique longs for 20 days to reach optimum flavour and soft tannin extraction. The wine is aged for 12 months in neutral French oak to build a rounded mouthfeel.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 1000 cases
Alc. Vol.: 15 %
Presentation: 75 cl · 150 cl