Doix /2012

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.
  • 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.

Decanter #Nov. 2015 – 40th Anniversary – 17pts – Highly Recommended

Very appealing blueberry-fresh nose followed by a persistent, youthful palate of juicy black fruit. Though rich, this retains a delicate elegance, which is enhanced by fine-grained tannins and the firmness of its dark finish. Drink 2015-2025.       

Wine Advocate #219 - June 2015 - Luis Gutiérrez - 95pts

The 2012 Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles is a blend of 55% Cariñena and the rest Garnacha from very old vines planted on schist (llicorella) soils in the village of Poboleda, where the family originated and the winery and vineyards are located. The 2012 was fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and matured in new 225-liter French oak barrels for 16 months. Only the best grapes tolerate such oak treatment, and although there are still some oak-related aromas the wine has swallowed down the barrique; such is the power and concentration of the juice here. The palate is XL, intense and powerful but with very good balance, freshness (2012 can be a great vintage for Priorat) and chewy tannins. It is a superb, powerful Priorat. 5,500 bottles were produced.

Guía Peñín 2016 - 94pts

Intense cherry color, violet edge. Powerful aroma, ripe fruit with character, wild herbs. Palate: structured, tasty, good acidity.

2012 / Costers de vinyes velles