Les Crestes /2010

Fruity, fresh and expressive. A genuine young and delicious Priorat wine.

FEATURES:

  • GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Grenache, 10% Carignan, 10% Syrah
  • ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 15%.
  • SOILS & VINES: Les Crestes vineyards are situated at a height of 400 meters above sea level on hillsides of pronounced slopes, with the characteristic slate soil called "licorella". A third of the grapes comes from vineyards of more than 50 years old, and the rest comes from vineyards with an average of 15/20 years old.
  • VINTAGE AND CLIMATE: A magnificent vintage. Very cool winter with snow and rain. Rainy spring with moderate temperatures. Fresh summer. Hot August with significant contrast day/night. Temperate and rainy September. A prodigious combination of refinement, subtleness, sharpness and strength. Balance all over.
  • AGEING: Grape selection in vineyards, and at the winery grape entry, with two consecutive table selection. Fermentation in small tank size of stainless steel, at controlled temperature of 26 ºC, with a total maceration period of 18 days. Aging of 10 months in French oak (very thin grain).

Wine Advocate #204-Dec 2012-Robert Parker- 92 pts

A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Carignan and 10% Syrah aged 10 months in second year French oak, the 2010 Les Crestes displays a deep blue/purple color as well as lovely floral, crushed rock/wet steel, blueberry and raspberry characteristics and a medium to full-bodied, pure, well-balanced mouthfeel. The wood was pushed to the background, leaving superb ripeness and texture as well as 16.3% natural alcohol. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years.

From one of Priorat’s cooler micro-climates, the Les Crestes vineyards are located 350-400 meters above sea level, on the individualistic slate soils for which the area is known.Drink: 2012 - 2020

Peñín Guide 2013/14 - 91 pts

Colour: bright cherry. Nose: sweet spices, creamy oak, ripe fruit. Palate: flavourful, round tannins.

2010 / Mas Doix