1902 /2014

100% Carignane planted in 1902. Purple and depth. Just 3 barrels. Numbered bottles. Priorat embedded.

FEATURES:

  • GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Carignan planted in 1.902. Centenary Carignan.
  • ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 14.5%
  • SOILS & VINES: Vineyards are situated at a height of 350/500 meters above sea level on hillsides of pronounced slopes, with the characteristic slate soil called "licorella". The grapes come from vines planted in 1.902 just after the philloxera. Very low yiels: 300 gr per vine.
  • VINTAGE AND CLIMATE: A good vintage, without lack of rain, mild temperatures and the typical dry summer. A warm and rainy September made the harvest complex and required a large selection of grapes, which came with a good tannic structure, concentration of flavors and very refreshing acidity. Hand harvested in boxes of 10 kg. Classification grain by grain double sorting table.
  • AGEING: The elaboration process followed temperature-controlled fermentation with a total maceration period of about 4/5 weeks what allowed a progressive and excellent extraction. The ageing was of 16 months in new French oak.

Jeb Dunnuck - February 22nd 2018   - 97pts

The wine is fermented all in tank and aged in new French oak. Deep purple/opaque colored and offering awesome notes of blueberries, liquid violets, plums, mint, and graphite, this beauty has bright, juicy acidity, gorgeous fruit, fine tannin and a great, great finish. I finished my note on this with “Awesome Wine!”.

Tasting Note - Vinologue - Miquel Hudin

Brambly red fruit of raspberry mixed with flecks of dark cherry and blueberry, light touches of anise, slate, and sweet thyme. Delicate on the palate with crisp red fruit notes and boundless energy from brisk acidity and very long finish.

Demos Bertran – Tasting note - 98+pts

New vintage of one of the Priorat great wines, elaborated with Cariñena planted in 1902. Limited and exclusive production of 880 bottles.

The bottle is partially decanted and the rest is left to compare its evolution.

Riedel Syrah glass is used.

Bright crimson red color, medium depth and intens dark violet trim, slightly tinted fine tear that flows quickly throughout the glass.

In the nose initially it shows a bit closed and it is necessary to be patient. It is a slowly opening wine and it takes up to 2 hours to start showing its initial records. Then forest fruit aromas appear with red currants, blueberries, fleshy and ripe blackberries, fine and elegant roasted aromas from the French barrel that delight us with a subtle perfume of vanilla pod, cinnamon powder, and the soft minerality that it is characterized by suddenly appears. The licorella is gaining ground as the wine is opening but we still need to be patient. Mountain herbs with fresh balsamic aromas, licorice root and fresh eucalyptus gradually lighten its remarkable aromatic structure. It is worth noting that after a decanting of 4-5 hours the wine shows an impressive balance of aromas and a deep nature of ripe fruit, fresh violets, wet slate, grain spices and nutmeg, ... everything in its purest state.

In the mouth it has an excellent entrance with a sweet astringency, it shows powerful, structured and compact; a whole block that is slowly progressing with a remarkable breadth and volume, tasty and fleshy black fruit with black plums, blackcurrants and fleshy blackberries, firm tannins, although at times they are a bit unripe, the barrel roasted aromas are elegant although they still have to be integrated into the whole, elegant and round, balanced and very pleasant, silky texture that is maintained throughout the route and helps to accommodate its structure and vigorosity, long persistence. Very long final, ripe fruit aftertaste and mineral retronasal of wet licorella and soft spicy sensations.

Pure essence of the Priorat. A colossus!

Included in the Guide of the best 100 wines and cavas from Catalonia - Lluís Tolosa, 2017.

2014 / Centenary Carignan