Coming from the Priorat DO, this Catalan red wine is made from a peculiar blend.
Harvested by hand and meticulously selected, the grapes were fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks.
Then the wine was transferred into Hungarian oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 12 months.
Finally, this wine of the De Muller winery was aged for a further 6 months in the cellar.
Drink until 2021.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
Intense, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Loads of red and black fruit over a delicately floral background. Some toasted overtones and remembrances of garrigue, sweet spices, leather and tobacco leaves.
Bold and well-balanced with a smooth texture and a savoury character. Liquor-infused fruit, some spicy notions, remembrances of violets, underbush and cocoa. Lively tannins, good freshness and long, spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
This Spanish red wine De Muller Les Pusses 2013 pairs excellently with game dishes and cured cheeses.
De Muller Les Pusses 2011:
Gold Medal-Mundus Vini 2015.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in Hungarian oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||“Merlot”:”50” “Syrah”:”50”|
|Pairings||Alone, Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Hamburgers , Paté, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty plates, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
This is a curious Priorat made from international grapes. The character is still there, but not so local, so to speak. The wine delivers anyhow.
A very interesting red wine from El Priorato. Not as savagely mineral as other wines from the region. More on the elegant side.
An uncommon Priorat. Of course, you will get the minerality you're looking for. However, the blend will offer you some unexpected things. Definitely worth a buy.