Mas Doix “Les Crestes” Priorat 2016 [6/cs]

mas doix les crestes
Spain Priorat
Grenache and Grenache Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2016
“Les Crestes” is a fresh, fruity, and expressive wine from Priorat’s exceptional 2016 vintage, when a long and moderately warm growing season produced perfect fruit. For a modestly priced Priorat, this vintage will age very well!

The blend is 80% Grenache, 10% old-vine Carignane, and 10% Syrah, all culled from the steep, licorella soil vineyards. Fruit was hand-picked in small crates, then sorted twice at the winery and vinified by vineyard parcel. The wine aged eight months in fine-grain second-fill French oak barrels. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

“Cherry violet rim. Red fruit, ripe fruit, floral, mountain herbs, mineral. Balanced, structured, tasty.”

91 points, Guia Peñin 2018