D.O.Q. Priorat

Red wine from the Priorat region of Spain

Jordi Puxeu Vaque, a young winemaker epitomizes the future of one of the most difficult (but rewarding) areas of Spain to grow vines. Priorat is renowned for the slate “terroir”, which gives this wine its identifiable mineral quality.
Type of Wine: Red Wine
Appellation of Origin: DOQ Priorat
Winery: Celler Unio, Reus
Varietal: 50% Garnacha, 50% Carignan.
Vines are between 30-60 years old.
Terrain: The “terroir” of Priorat has already earned this region a faithfull following; the distinct mineral aspect of these wines is much sought after. The rainfall is between 20 and 25 inches per year, but because of the proximity to the mediterranean, a lot of additional moisture comes to the plants from the sea. Altitude also contributes, with big diurnal shifts in temperature.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: 9 months of in French oak, followed by 24 months of bottle aging.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 61º and 65º F
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Released to Market: Spring 20133
About the producer
Jordi Puxeu Vaque, a young winemaker epitomizes the future of one of the most difficult (but rewarding) areas of Spain to grow vines. Priorat is renowned for the slate “terroir”, which gives this wine its identifiable mineral quality.
Tasting notes
Color: Deep burgundy, dark and brooding.
Nose: Complex, with hints of the minerality to come.
Palate: A very deep and complex wine, perfect for all grilled meats and roasts, or just for sipping by the fire among friends and family.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $18.99
Available: March 2014