Mas dels Frares

DOQ Priorat

 

 

Category: DOQ Priorat

Vintage: 2018

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