Red Wine El Pas de l'Estudiant 2022

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Hairy Grenache, Carignan and White Grenache fermented and aged for 9 months in Stockinger oak vats.

Crianza. 9 Months in different types of barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White, Carignan, Grenache Peluda,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

This is the second vintage of the wine El Pas de l’Estudiant, produced in DOQ Priorat by the Josep Grau Viticultor winery.

The 2022 vintage of this Spanish red wine is made from 90% Hairy Grenache, 7% Carignan and 3% White Grenache, sourced from a single parcel called El Pas de l’Estudiant, (meaning “the student’s trail”), a vineyard of untamed beauty planted in 1947 on limestone-rocky soils. The name is a reference to the 5,5 km distance that the children living in the Serra d’Almos area had to walk every day to get to the nearest school, located in the village of Capçanes.

North-oriented and equipped with hand-carved drainage canals, the terraced vineyard is located on a steep slope at roughly 320 metres of altitude, in a well-ventilated area with excellent sun exposure. Neglected for decades, only 1.5 of its 4 hectares are currently under vine. However, the rest of the vineyard is being meticulously restored by Mr. Josep Grau, who is determined to bring the site, one of the most beautiful in the whole of Priorat, back to its original splendor.

Farmed following organic techniques, the vines were hand-harvested and meticulously sorted. The grapes were fermented in 2,500-litre Stockinger oak vats from Austria. After that, the red wine El Pas de l’Estudiant 2022 was pressed, put back into the vats and aged for 9 months.

Before being released onto the market, this Crianza red wine was kept for some further months in the bottle.

Halfway between Châteauneuf and Burgundy, this red wine from Priorat should be gently decanted 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine El Pas de l’Estudiant is deep ruby with some violet reflections.


This blend of Hairy Grenache, Carignan and White Grenache is pure and expansive, with red cherry and wild berry fruits, hints of lavender and garrigue and notes of violets and rose petals. Effortlessly deep, with some spice and liquorice and an earthy and mineral twist.


This wine from Josep Grau Viticultor is full of light and energy, with impressive nuance and precision, a laser-like acidity and filigree tannins. Supple and expressive, with amazing freshness and an incipient complexity which still needs some time to fully unfurl. Very long finish with a deep terroir imprint.

Our personal opinion

Kudos to Josep Grau! His wine El Pas de l’Estudiant 2022 is up there with the most refined Priorat reds.


El Pas de l’Estudiant 2021:

Enterwine 93. J. Suckling 93.

Year 2022
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in different types of barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides 94 points – Tim Atkin – Catalunya 2024 – Special Report.
Percentage of variety Hairy Grenache, Carignan.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, White meat with gravy
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
Exquisite wine
This is just wonderful!! Crystalline purity with lots going on, but in a subdued, discreet way.
Review by (Posted on 6 June 2023)
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