Franck Massard wanted to produce a wine from the Priorat featuring its best expression of terroir, minerality and preserve its freshness which often is missing in this region. For this, he has selected vineyards on steep terraces sheltered from the scorching sun yet sufficiently exposed to reach optimal maturity. The extraction are moderate and the wine nurtured partially in oak to confer stability and complexity yet above all, it is the freshly gathered berries that we wish to express in this particular wine.
3 villages Porrera, El Molar and Poboleda
Age of the vines: Between 20 and 40 years old
60% Garnacha and 40% Cariñena
Alcohol content: 14,5%
The berries are collected in crates of 10kg capacity. Cool down to 6ºC to allow a cold maceration during several days. Fermentation takes place at 24ºC-26ºC and extraction method is applied by a combination of pumping over and punching-down.
We used for this vintage 30% of oak, (only French oak) with a light to medium Toast.
Dark ruby/purple colour, the wine is full of wild berry, nicely complemented by some sweet pastry notes. The palate is dry but not too tight. I would happily enjoy this wine whilst eating a roast rack of lamb with Mediterranean vegetables.
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Gérard Basset OBE, MS, MW tasting note