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WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?Old vines tended in the sought after Pinyolet Soil of Montsant. Sustainably grown, dry farmed old vine Garnacha planted from 1946-1982 and Cariñena in 1928. The subzone of Masroig, is the best suited area in Montsant to grow Cariñena. Special microclimate that is windy, warmer and drier than other subzones within the region. These conditions allow the long-cycle Cariñena variety to fully ripen without danger of been affected by Sodium.
RATING HISTORY:2012 91VM, 90WA; 2011 90WA; 2010 93WA
GRAPE:80% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena. Sustainably grown vines planted from 1946-1982. Tended in limestone (pinyolets) soil at 520 m (1,706 ft) elevation.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:A good pairing would be game birds like quail, pheasant, goose or duck, as well as roast chicken with garlic and dried herbs or roast pork tenderloin. Veal, pork or beef sausage prepared with savory herbs would also be a very good match.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:12 months in 2 year old French oak barrels of 225 Lit
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:These vineyards are located within the the Masroig district of Montsant at 520m (1,706 ft)elevation in Zone 5. The Pinyolet limestone soil combined with the organic viticulture communicate with great precision the mineral identity of this great terroir. Night temperatures in Montsant are cooler than in Priorat allowing its grapes to ripen slowly thus preserving its aromatic purity to a higher degree. If Garnacha in Priorat is black, Garnacha in Montsant is red.
TASTING NOTES:Bright purple. Elegant aromas of black raspberry, cherry and candied flowers. Sappy and sweet, with a smooth texture and lively red fruit character. Finishes long and sweet, with a suave floral note lingering. Notes by Josh Raynolds Sep/Oct 2011
BOTTLE WEIGHT:.97 lbs (.44 kg)
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