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Mas Martinet, Clos Martinet, Priorato

Mas Martinet, Clos Martinet, Priorato

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Cepages:
Syrah(Shiraz),Merlot,Grenache(Garnacha),Carignan,Cabernet Sauvignon
Description:
An expressive blend, with floral notes complementing vibrant fruit character.
Origin:
Priorato
Vintage:
2014
Alcohol %:
14.5
Colour:
Red
Country:
Spain
Group:
Spain
Bottle Size:
75cl
Closure:
Cork
Wine Code:
0575
Producer:
Mas Martinet
Organic/Bio Status:
Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan
Other Info:
Mas Martinet has come a long way since estate's inception in 1989 (the same time that Clos Dofi, Clos Mogador, Clos Erasmus
and Clos de l'Obac were established). Thanks to Sara Pérez it is now one of the most respected of Spain's small family estates.
The emphasis here is on Garnacha and Carinena, with much smaller proportions of Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot making up the
numbers. Between Menut and Martinet Bru, the entry level wines offer stunning silky fruit and slate-spiced wines representative
of the region. Each of the single crus, meanwhile, is designed to represent a different era in the history of Priorato: Els Escurcons
the pre-phylloxera era when locals would plant Garnacha at altitude to benefit from cooling breezes, Cami Pesseroles the era
immediately after phylloxera when poor vignerons set about re-planting with the high yielding Carinena grape, and Clos Martinet
representing the modern era when international varieties arrived in Priorat and investment returned to the area. Experiments
with foot-trodden, naturally-styled whites have proven very exciting, and the 2017 vintage sees the first commercial release of
Cami Pesseroles "Brisat" - a blend of Garnacha Blanca, Picpoul and Pedro Ximénez, raised in amphora and glass demi-johns. The
Ranci bottling is a deeply traditional, Solera-aged sweet wine produced from dried Garnacha grapes with approximately 80g
residual sugar. Released in miniscule quantities, 2018 saw the first bottling after the Solera was started in 1995. Up and down, the
Mas Martinet wines are strikingly beautiful examples of what Priorato

Clos Martinet is a blend of Cariñena, Syrah, Garnacha, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the permitted varieties in Priorat. The old vines are cultivated organically.

The wine is perfumed with notes of violet, which are followed by red and black fruit and dried herbs.

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