Grenache and Grenache Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
“Les Crestes” is a fresh, fruity, and expressive wine from Priorat’s excellent 2018 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.
The 2018 vintage has not yet been rated, but the 2017 vintage received the following:
“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