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Tosalet Carignan Vinyes Velles

2013
D.O.Q Priorat
Grape variety: 92% Carignan - 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of vines: +80 years old
Vineyards: Gratallops, La Vilella Baixa, La Vilella Alta, Torroja del Priorat
Ageing: 18 months
Oak Profile: 100% New French oak barrels of 500L

Tosalet Carignan Vinyes Velles is our exclusive release of D.O.Q. Priorat at its finest. A fine wine that was born from the more than 100 year old grapes clusters; these are the jewels of the valley, stretching across steep llicorella soiled hillsides, a delicious Carignan like no other. Aged 18 months in new fine grain French oak barrels the results are persuasive with juicy mature fruit wrapped around the rich toasty chocolate, great acidity and a unique minerality.

Winemaking

The grapes were handpicked at the optimum stage of ripeness during the first 15 days October from old low yielding bush vines. Grapes selected on selection table before being gently de-stemmed and transferred by conveyor belt into small open top fermenters of 1000 kilos. Temperature controlled fermentation at 26-28ºC with manual punch downs for 3 weeks. Pressed and racked into new french oak barrels where the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes

Clear deep dark purple colour. Pure and very intense aromas reminiscent of black berry fruit, red cherries and raspberries combined with mineral notes of flint, and hints of eucalyptus in elegant combination with toasted oak, spices, tobacco and coffee beans. The palate is dry, full bodied with rich concentrated juicy fruit, firm but ripe tannins and a refreshing acidity making this a great food wine that will age very well for the next 12-16 years.

Analytical data

Alcohol: 15.50%
Residual Sugar: 0.96 gr/L
Total Acidity: 5.58 gr/L
pH: 3.48
Volatile Acidity: 0.59 gr/L

AWARDS

  • 93 Pts Wine Spectator 
  • 91 Pts. Guía Peñín 
 
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