Red Wine Els Pics 2017

Red wine from Priorat, made from Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 6 months in concrete and for 6 months in oak.

Crianza. 12 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Bodegas Mas Alta
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Availability: In stock

€14.65
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Crafted by the Mas Alta winery, Els Pics is a Spanish red wine from Priorat which shows the most accessible side of this prestigious Catalan wine region.

This red wine is made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 10% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, coming from vines planted on slate and clayey-limestone soils.

Handpicked and carefully selected, the grapes were macerated and fermented in concrete tanks. Then this red wine from Priorat was aged for 12 months, the first 6 in the tanks, and the other 6 in French oak barrels 1, 2, 3 & 4 years of age.

Drink Els Pics 2017 from Priorat through 2024.

Decant 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Els Pics has a clean, bright, dark cherry colour with a violet rim.

Nose

Produced by the Mas Alta winery, this Crianza red wine is very idiomatic. Aromas of red fruit, spices, toast and a dash of violets. On the background, a pulsating mineral remembrance.

Palate

Remarkable balance between the fruit and the wooden notes. Produced in the town of La Vilella Alta, this wine is gulpable and yummy, with a well-crafted acidity and crunchy tannins. Bold and substantial, the mineral nuances are extremely seductive. Long, persistent finish.

Our personal opinion

Easy-to-drink, honest and powerful. Els Pics 2017 pairs wonderfully with slow cooked stews and casseroles.

OTHER VINTAGES

Els Pics 2016:

Enterwine 92.

Els Pics 2015:

Enterwine 92.  Guia de Vins de Catalunya - 9.08/10 (blind tasting).

Els Pics 2014:

Peñín 91.

Els Pics 2013:

Peñín 93.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 60%, Cariñena 25%, Syrah 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
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Value
Well-rounded Priorat for a nice price. Excellent for everyday drinking.
Review by (Posted on 20 February 2018)
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The entry-level wine of Mas Alta is a real Priorat, bold and intense, and it has a very reasonable price. With this wine you have an honest introduction to the region, and you get acquainted with the famous Priorat minerality. A personal favourite.
Review by (Posted on 24 October 2017)
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