Humilitat Priorat, Massard
Spain – 2015
Tasting Note: Glorious Priorat that lingers in the mouth, spreading joy in the form of summer berries and black fruits, dusted with cinnamon.
Food Matching: A versatile and light style of Priorat which will go excellently with red meat or grilled white meat. Or why not try it slightly chilled and enjoy on its own.
Vineyard: I wanted to produce a wine from the Priorat featuring its best expression of terroir, minerality and preserve its freshness which often is missing in this region. For this, I have selected vineyards on steep terraces sheltered from the scorching sun yet sufficiently exposed to reach optimal maturity.
Vinification: The grapes are collected in crates of 10kg capacity. Cool down to 6ºC to allow a cold maceration during several days. Fermentation takes place at 24ºC-26ºC and extraction method is applied by a combination of pumping over and punching-down. This wine ages for 12 months in 500 liters used French oak barrels with a light to medium toast.