DOQ Priorat

Clos Martina 2014

GOLD IWC16

Wine Apellation: DOCa. Priorat

Grape varieties: White Grenache 84%, Pedro Ximenez 10% and Pansal 6%.

A.b.v: 14 %

Vintage: 2014

Winemaker: Jordi Torrella

Production limited to 6.100 bottles.

 

VINEYARDS

This wine is made with grapes from our own vineyards. The vines tend to be planted on steep mountain slopes on slate soils. Harvesting is by hand using 10-15 kg boxes. The grapes then pass through a sorting table for careful selection. First the grapes are de-stemmed and then selected berry by berry. The grapes are separated according to variety.

 

WINEMAKING PROCESS

The grapes undergo a cold soak before fermentation in 300 l French oak barrels (Q. Petrea), fine-grained and lightly toasted. The grapes are separated according to variety. The wine is aged for six months on its lees with daily “battonages”. Naturally cold stabilised (according to the seasonal temperatures).

Clos Martina is then aged in bottle for a further year.

 

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR: light pale yellow with greenish notes.

NOSE: intense in the glass, with toasty aromas mixed with some flintiness. After some aeration, it expresses freshness, highlighting the fruity notes of pear and apple. After some time, the wine clearly evolves providing complicity between notes of candied fruit, hazelnuts and spices.

PALATE: after a powerful entrance, the wine lingers on and on. It displays dried fruit on the whole is complex and well structured.

 

SERVING TIPS

Food and Wine Pairing: Ideal with fish dishes such as smoked fish as well as rice dishes and white meats (chicken...). This is a complex wine, which can be laid down and drunk up to 4 to 5 years from release.

 

AWARDS

Clos Martina 2010

BRONZE medal in Decanter World Wine Awards 2013.

Clos Martina 2011

BRONZE medal at DECANTER World Wine Awards'14.

"GUIA DE VINS DE CATALUNYA 2014": 9,62, considered the 3rd best wine in Catalonia.

Clos Martina 2011

SILVER medal in International Wine Challenge 2014.

Clos Martina 2012

SILVER medal at INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE'15.

Clos Martina 2014

GOLD medal at INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE'16
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