Purchased in 2003 and renovated over the last 10 years with more land and new plantings added. There are two distinct estates with different personalities that are celebrated in the different wines produced. They are focussed to making Garnacha and Samso seasoned with some international varieties. As their vineyards get older these wines will only get more impressive.
85% Garnacha and 15% Samso (aka Carignan/Mazuelo) it is a classic and welcome entry point to a regularly expensive region. It is full of ripe red and blue fruits from the Garnacha, a schist/black stone lick of fragrance is there too. Plenty of silk is sitting on tip of the minerally, dry core. This is a fresh and vibrant expression of the region. Drink it now and some seriously good rib eye.
Priorat – A rather old region near Barcelona that had fallen out of favour due to the high altitude, steep terraced vineyards and low cropping old bush vines. Modern visionaries came in and saw the potential of the land and turned it into one of the new classic regions of the world that people clamour for. A strong focus on Garnacha with Samso and international varieties as bit players.
Garnacha – Spain’s gift to the world. We know it as Grenache and I think everyone has a soft spot for it in some way. All most too exuberant in expressing its sweet red fruits and high alcohol, it often needs a little bit of other wines to add moderation, structure and depth. Much like Abbott and Costello. Despite this the wines of Priorat, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rioja and Aussie GSMs have an amazing ability to age for the long term.