Doix /2007

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

FEATURES:

  • GRAPE VARIETIES: 48% Grenache, 50% Carignan, 2% Merlot.
  • ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 15%
  • 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: The climate of 2007 was a climate of extrems. Dry and hot, it rained a lot in april and october, while there was no rain during the whole summer.
  • 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.

Vinous – Nov. 2010 – Josh Raynolds  – 93pts

Vivid ruby. Extremely fresh, expansive aromas of raspberry, candied rose, Asian spices and minerals. Pure and mineral-driven, with sweet red fruit flavors and a lashing of minerality that adds lift and clarity. The floral and spice notes resonate on a very long, juicy, incisive finish, which also features a touch of white pepper. This was aged in 100% new French oak, but I barely detected it. 

Wine Advocate #188-Apr 2010-Jay Miller- 95pts

The flagship, the 2007 Costers de Vinas Viejas is a blend of 50% Carinena , 48% Garnacha, and 2% Merlot aged for 16 months in new French oak. It offers up an aromatic array of smoke, mineral, leather, licorice, incense, plum, and black cherry. This leads to a full-bodied, voluminous, plush wine with a youthful personality and enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years. This lengthy effort will be at its best from 2013 to 2022 if not longer. 

Salanques is the result of a barrel by barrel declassification of Mas Doix’s flagship Costers de Vinas Viejas. Drink: 2013 - 2022

Justerini & Brooks 2010

The estate's oldest Carignan goes into this wine, a large proportion originally planted in 1902. The blend is 55% Carignan, 45% Grenache. As you would expect, this is less open than Salanques, brooding and strict but now without intensity class or even a certain charm; a composed Priorat of great pedigree, juicy, tight bursting fruit flavours of redcurrant, blueberry, bilberry and plum stone with bright notes of mineral and rock salt. 

2007 / Costers de vinyes velles