One of Priorat's rarest and most sought-after wines, Doix is remarkable for its elegance, ageing potential and finesse.
The 2014 vintage of this Spanish red wine was defined by a late September rain, as a consequence of which the winemaking team had to select the fruit with extreme care.
As usual, the wine is made from Carignan and Grenache grapevines 80 years old on average. Located 500 metres above sea level, because of its age the roots of the plants go deep into the harsh, telluric slate soil typical of Priorat. This gives this red wine from Priorat by Mas Doix a depth which very few wines are able to match.
The handpicked grapes were separately vinified. During alcoholic fermentation the cap was regularly submerged into the wine must so the wine could get colour, texture and flavour from the grape skins.
After that, Doix 2014 was aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels. To preserve its distinctive qualities, the wine was neither clarified nor filtered prior to its bottling. Finally, it was aged for a minimum of 12 months in the bottle before its release.
Decant no less than 3 hours before drinking. Drink until 2030.
Only 5,000 bottles produced.
The red wine from Priorat Doix has a deep cherry robe with violet rim.
An alluring and expressive nose, full of Priorat's mystique The purest aromas of wild berries, combined with a deep, fresh, intense minerality coming from the slate soils. Subdued, mysterious aromas of menthol and eucalyptus, nuanced by a myriad of delicate floral notes. Smelling this old-vines Carignan & Grenache is like walking through a Mediterranean forest.
Already a treasure trove, though not fully developed and showing a great potential for improvement, this wine by Mas Doix carries lots of wild berries, pure and extremely vivid, some slightly astringent tannins, waves of aromatic herbs and flowers, some balsamic and toasty notes, and a spectacular backbone of acidity. Intrincate, nuanced and precise, with a delightful texture. Enchanting, neverending mineral and earthy aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
We think that Doix 2014 is one of Priorat's great wines. It is hugely important that you decant it for a substantial period of time.
Enterwine 95. Parker 95. Peñín 93.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Four hours before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Name of Award||Premio Vinari de Plata DOQ Priorat 2018|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena 55%, Garnacha 45%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement|
Absolutely fabulous. It has a depth and a spell out of this planet. At its best, the telluric, black magic of Priorat is only comparable, on the other side of the spectrum, with the glory of Burgundy. Whay I mean by this is that Burgundy and Priorat are the quirkiest terroirs in the world.
Up there with the absolute best wines in the world. Just fabulous.