Mas Doix “Les Crestes” Priorat 2017 [6/cs]

mas doix les crestes
Spain Priorat
Grenache and Grenache Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2017
“Les Crestes” is a fresh, fruity, and expressive wine from Priorat’s excellent 2017 vintage, when a long and moderately warm growing season produced lovely 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.

 

“Fragrant nose of fresh fruit, violets and complex herbal notes. Deep in the palate with an elegant freshness and lingering finish.”

91 points, Decanter World Wine Awards, May 2019