Doix /2014

Elegance and complexity, exclusive and strong personality; very limited production.

FEATURES:

  • GRAPE VARIETIES: 55% Carignan and 45% Grenache
  • ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 14.5%
  • SOILS & VINES: Doix estate 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 between 80 and 105 years old, with a small but exceptional average production of 400 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.
  • 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   - 96pts

Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a beautiful perfume of blueberries, violets, graphite, lead pencil and iris flower. Just insanely pure, perfumed and complex, with full-bodied richness, this beauty glides across the palate with no weight, incredible tannin quality, no hard edges, and beautiful purity. While this cuvée used to be richer and slightly more concentrated, it’s more elegant, pure, and seamless today, without sacrificing intensity.

Guía Peñín 2018   - 94pts 

Color: cherry, maroon rim. Aroma: powerful, candied fruit, mountain herbs, fine cocoa. Palate: balanced, full, tasty, structured.

Tony Aspler – Ontario – March 2018 - 92pts

Priorat – 55% Carignan, 45% Grenache – 16 months in new French oak: deep ruby-purple in colour; spicy, vanilla oak with brambleberry fruit and a cedary note on the nose; full-bodied (14.5% alc.), dry, richly extracted with a herb-tinged blackberry note.

Tasting note - Wein & Wissen - Peer F. Holm

Tension of dark fruit like plum and mineral slate spicy paired with smoky notes like smoked bacon. Juicy cherry fruit, vital acid, fine-grained tannins. Still at the beginning of his development.

2014 / Costers de vinyes velles