Mas Martinet, Menut, Priorato
- Lush dark fruit notes and smooth tannins in this easier drinking style.
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- Mas Martinet
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- Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan
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- 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 can achieve, and demonstrate exactly why the wine-loving
world should sit up and take note of this unique slate-rich region.
This Priorat blend is deep in colour, deep in flavour. It has plush plum and blackberry notes with a floral lift and complexity from black pepper and spice.
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