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    Pasanau Priorat "Ceps Nou" '16

    Priorat

    Pasanau Priorat "Ceps Nou" '16

    Priorat is one of the great terroirs of the world for Rhône varietals. Nestled a little over 20 kilometers off the coast, inland from Tarragona, the Priorat region has been producing wines since at least the 11th century. Like much of the rest of Europe, Phylloxera devastated the region at the end of the 19th century. In the late ’80’s, a group of winemakers including Álvaro Palacios and René Barbier began producing notable wines from the old-vines of the region. 

    Today Priorat has many fantastic wineries, and this wine from Pasanau is a good example of the excellent quality being produced .The Pasanaus are perennial growers in La Morera, the highest municipality of Priorat, with vineyards at over 2,400 feet elevation abutting the sheer rock wall of the Sierra de Montsant. Gravelly scree eroded from the cliffs covers the underlying slate, together with the elevation creates a fascinating microclimate in direct contrast to the Mediterranean region as a whole. This microclimate makes for concentrated and deep wines that brim with richness and power.

    Grapes are picked in mid to late October and transported to the bodega in boxes for a light crushing and destemming. The free run juice is aged nearly one year in a mixture of new American and French oak types to add body and complexity. Clarification is done through racking and light fining prior to bottling in late Spring (always during a full moon).

    Ceps Nous offers an excellent intro to Pasanau’s concentrated and singular wines. Aged 6 months in French and American barriques, it has a heady nose and good acidity that balances the richness of the wine. The intensely ripe fruit is complemented by a strong mineral core and lifting cedar spice on the nose. This is the perfect pairing for a hedonistic brisket or bbq rib dinner. 

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