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Red Wine Els Escurçons 2017

Organic red wine from Priorat. Old-vines Grenache aged for 12 months in oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
P 94 94 94

Availability: In stock

€69.90
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Made from grapes coming from a single estate located at 600 metres of altitude in the town of Gratallops, Els Escurçons is a truly remarkable organic red wine produced in the DOQ Priorat.

A single varietal Grenache, it is made from vines planted in slate soils and surrounded by holm oaks amidst a pristine environment of Mediterranean garrigue and aromatic herbs. In order to maximize the interaction between the vineyard and the environment, and also to stimulate competition between the two, the land is left unplowed.

Produced by Mas Martinet Viticultors, headed by the prestigious Josep Lluís Pérez and Sara Pérez, the grapes of this Spanish red wine were meticulously selected and fermented in terracotta amphorae.

After a long maceration, the grapes were pressed and Els Escurçons 2017 was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Finally, this red wine from Priorat was aged for a minimum of 8 months in glass demijohns.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking. 3,000 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Els Escurçons has a clean, bright, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

Lively aromas of cranberries and bilberries, nuanced by an expressive background of aromatic herbs-rosemary, tarragon,thyme-, with a touch of lavender and wild flowers. This Grenache from Priorat also insinuates some hints of cocoa, menthol and spices, together with a profound mineral pulse and an intriguing smokey note.

Palate

This Crianza red wine by Mas Martinet is powerful, crisp and intense, with a great acidity and an uncompromisingly terroir-oriented character. Garrigue, flowers and minerality in full swing, with great focus, excellent definition and, again, a smokey note. This old-vines Grenache has a very long finish.

Our personal opinion

A wine of the great Sara Pérez, Els Escurçons 2017 proves that to have universal appeal, a wine must first become unashamedly local.

OTHER VINTAGES

Els Escurçons 2015:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93.

Els Escurçons 2013:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93.

Els Escurçons 2012:

Parker 93.

Els Escurçons 2010:

94 Parker points.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 94
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2020 (blind tasting): Best Red Wine.
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Aged cheeses, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cold meats, Duck, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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3 Reviews
red escurcons
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FLABBERGASTING wine. One of my favourites ever!!
Review by (Posted on 25 July 2018)
priorat is the word
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Awesomeness in wine!! It makes my head spin and my heart beat faster.
Review by (Posted on 23 February 2018)
Escurcons
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With Syrah instead of Carignan, this red wine is more fruit-oriented than Camí Pesseroles. Anyway, the intensity and depth that this transmits are unbelievable. Legendary vintage.
Review by (Posted on 4 November 2017)
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