This blend represents our Perinet vineyard located around the winery estate Mas d’en Xes. The pure expression of a classic Priorat wine, respecting the blends of the most important Priorat grapes all together, showcasing the terroir, the smell of the Perinet site, very particular from this special corner between Poboleda and La Morera de Montsant.
The pure expression of a classic Priorat wine, respecting the blend of the traditional Priorat grapes and showcasing the terroir. The fruit ripens at different stages throughout the estate vineyards and is picked and sorted by hand. All lots are cold-soaked for 1-2 days before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. At Perinet, we use a technique called gas rumbling to break up the cap during fermentation. Macerations lasted more than 30 days to achieve optimum flavor and tannin extraction. The wine is racked into 40% new and 55% 1-year old French oak barrels. This blend includes 5% new American oak to add toasty and spicy aromas. This wine is unfined and unfiltered. The complexity of the Perinet 2016 is extreme, showcasing a full body and rich tannin structure. You can enjoy it today, but it will age nicely in your cellar.
The grapes for this wine come from two of Perinet’s estate vineyards: Mas d’en Xes and Mas Vell. Mas d’en Xes has a north-facing slope planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Mas d’en Xes includes a northeast-facing natural amphitheatre near the base of the Montsant mountain range planted with Garnatxa and Carinyena. Mas Vell is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. It is located south of the winery and comprised of a south-facing vineyard which receives full sun exposure, capturing the maximum potential ripeness of the area. The vineyard is planted at a higher altitude. The cooling winds help the grapes retain tension and acidity. Harvested block-by-block over several weeks, the goal is to pick each row at the perfect balance of ripeness and structure.
Deep ruby color with a hint of purple. On the nose performs ripe red fruit, a touch of a balsamic character, featuring baking spices from the French oak barrels, along with coconut and vanilla from the American oak barrels. Notes of black currant and raspberry, nicely integrated tannins fill the palate, while showcasing Priorat's famous soil, llicorella, for a lasting finish.
Production: 1,833 cases
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Alc. Vol.: 15%
Presentation: 75 cl and 150 cl
18% Cabernet Sauvignon