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Red Wine, Oak aged
CELLER COSTERS DEL PRIORAT
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Winery: Celler Costers del Priorat
Region: Catalonia (D.O.Q Priorat)
Grape Varieties: 100% Carignan
Type: Red Wine, Oak Aged
Alcohol Content: 14.50%
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
Production: New wine from Costers del Priorat, high quality wine of very limited production. Made from very old Carignan grapes, planted in 1939, from Finca "Mas Alzera" in Torroja del Priorat, producing low yield and planted on very steep slopes (50% gradient), the traditional "Coster", vineyard facing north with soils dominated by the characteristic "Llicorella" or slate. Manual harvested and hand sorted grain by grain. Fermented partly in Clay and partly in oak. Aged during 12 months in 500 liter French oak barriques.
The Bodega Costers del Priorat is located in the municipal district of Bellmunt de Priorat in the highly acclaimed wine region known as Priorat. The winery comprises of 20 ha. of vineyards, mostly planted with old Grenache and Carignan vines of between 40 and 100 years old, it has also newer planted vineyards of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards can be found on small steeped terraces, they produce very low yields and the work must be done entirely by hand.
Tasting Notes: Black-coloured, concentrated and rich with an intense plummy nose, liquorice spice complemented by black fruit aromas. Perfect balance of acidity, subtle oak spice and chocolate flavours, perfect balance oak, fruit.
Notes: It is recommended to let the wine breathe or decanting before serving. Good aging potential.
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