Les Crestes /2018

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

FEATURES:

  • GRAPE VARIETIES: 20-year-old Red Grenache vines (80%), old Carignan (10%) and Syrah (10%).
  • ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 14,5%.
  • SOILS & VINES: Grapes grown exclusively on steep slate “licorella” hillsides (350/450 m.) with yields of 1kg / vine.
  • VINTAGE AND CLIMATE: With a snowfall in February, 2018 has been a year with abundant rainfall in spring and autumn, with records well above average. Very high temperatures peaks during the day in July and August. A warm September, refreshed again by the rain to obtain healthy, tasty and very balanced grapes.
  • AGEING: Grapes picked by hand using 10 kg. boxes. Selection in vineyards and at the entrance of the winery. Classification berry by berry on a double sorting table in the winery. Aging of 8 months in second year French oak barrels.

Guía Peñín 2020 -    90pts 

Color: cherry, violet edge. Aroma: red fruit, dried herbs. Mouth: fruity, tasty, balanced.

The Wine Advocate #244 - Aug. 2019 – 93pts 

The most approachable of the reds is the young 2018 Les Crestes, produced with fruit from their younger vines. The fact that this is mostly Garnacha also adds to the (relative) lightness and drinkability in a coolish year like 2018, and it has more red fruit and fantastic freshness, with fine tannins and very integrated oak.

48,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019 after eight months in French oak barrels.

2018 / Mas Doix