Mas dels FraresDOQ Priorat
Category: DOQ Priorat
Varieties: Grenache, Carignan, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Origin: Vines of Grenache and Carignan from 40 years old terraces; Merlot and Cabernet from 30 years old terraces. All of them collected in parcels from Gratallops, El Lloar, La Vilella Baixa and La Vilella Alta.
Elaboration: Handpicked grapes,fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and elaborated from a blend with a 15% of aged wine in French oak barrels for one year.
Consume up to: 2022
Tasting notes, by Frank Smulders MW: “In the nose well-used oak ageing takes the upper hand with aromas of vanilla, cedar, clove, forest floor and tobacco. On the palate however it is the rich, ripe fruit that dominates with a deliciously plummy character, well-integrated oak flavors fordepth and complexity, the wine ending with impressions of salty liquorice and grippy oak tannnins.”
Technical information: Mas dels Frares