Red Wine Clos Martinet 2020
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It is always a privilege to present the new vintage of Clos Martinet. Produced by Mas Martinet Viticultors, this Spanish red wine was one of the five original "Clos" wines that initiated the Priorat renaissance roughly three decades ago.
This wine was originally conceived by Josep Lluís Pérez, one of the pioneers of the Priorat Renaissance and the founder of a wine dinasty that today continues with his daughter, the amazingly talented Sara Pérez.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the grapes were sourced from 7 hectares of organically grown vineyards with slate soils located near Falset.
Meticulously harvested, the grapes were brought to the cellar in little boxes and vinified in concrete vats. Afterwards, Clos Martinet 2020 was aged, first in concrete diposits, and then in oak vats and French oak barrels from Allier. Finally, it was further aged in glass demijohns and clay vessels.
A world-class wine, this organic red wine will improve considerably in the bottle. Decant this Crianza red wine at least 2 hours before drinking.
40,000 bottles produced.
The red wine Clos Martinet is medium purple with a violet hue at the rim.
Intoxicating aromas of ripe red and black fruit, along with a prominent minerality, some watery and earthy notes, and hints of luxurious spices such as Jamaica pepper, Ras-el-hanout blend and cardamom. Kaleidoscopic, the nose of this blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot also displays touches of fennel, garrigue, Mediterranean forest, blue flowers and, again, a dazzling "black" minerality. Simply beautiful.
This wine from Mas Martinet is crisp, balanced and lighter than one might expect. Wild berries with hints of flowers and herbs, all combined with an outstanding freshness. Full of nuance and subtlety, and definitely not a fruit bomb. There is a clear evolution in style, as a result of which the wine now feels fresher than ever, without lacking its Priorat character.
|Our personal opinion||
Harmonious and super fresh, Clos Martinet 2020 is a desert island wine.
Clos Martinet 2019:
Enterwine 94. Parker 95.
Clos Martinet 2018:
Enterwine 94. Parker 96.
Clos Martinet 2017:
Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Guía Peñín 94.
Clos Martinet 2016:
Enterwine 95. Parker 95.
Clos Martinet 2015:
Enterwine 95. Parker 96.
Clos Martinet 2014:
Enterwine 95. Parker 94. Peñín 94.
Clos Martinet 2013:
Parker 95. Enterwine 95.
Clos Martinet 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Goat cheese, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|