2015 Mas Martinet 'Menut" Priorat, 750ml

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A robust, spicy and oaky red that is begging for red meat to pair with. Nestled within the hills of Catalonia, Priorat is one of only two DOCa in the Spain, the highest quality demarcation in the country. It has a unique terroir of black slate and quartz, a soil tyed called llicorella. Menut is this winery's entry-level wine, an exceptionally affordable example a wine from a usually pricey region. Sustainable farming, a blend of 40% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 30% Syrah, and 10% Merlot aged 14 months in French oak.

From the mouth of the importer (Weygandt-Metzler):

"The wines of Priorat are today Spain’s most mineral, elegant reds. They are equals of the best that the French Mediterranean and Italy produces. It is a wild region, of steep, terraced vineyards that date to Roman times. Its typical terroir is composed mainly of ragged and broken slate (schist, or llicorella in the Catalan dialect), lending distinct character and finesse to the region’s best wines. The winemaking of Sara Perez at Mas Martinet is at once simple and brilliant as described by Drew Matich from Pulling the Cork, August 2009: “. . . the bottom line is this: Sara’s wines faithfully reflect the grapes of the vineyard in any given year. There are no winemaker games played to optimize or equalize the wine across different vintages. The grapes are blended, fermented, and aged as they come out of the vineyard. And from our tastings, the results were amazing.”

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