Red Wine Els Escurçons 2017
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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.
The red wine Els Escurçons has a clean, bright, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
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.
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.
Els Escurçons 2015:
Enterwine 94. Parker 93.
Els Escurçons 2013:
Enterwine 94. Parker 93.
Els Escurçons 2012:
Els Escurçons 2010:
94 Parker points.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Other guides||Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2020 (blind tasting): Best Red Wine.|
|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|