Red Wine Planots 2015
Reserva red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache and Carignan from centenary vineyards aged for 15 months in new French oak barrels.
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An absolute classic that encapsulates the soul of modern Priorat, the wine Planots is the flagship Spanish red wine of bodega Celler Cal Pla. Located in the heart of Porrera, the winery was created in 1996 by Jaume Sangenís and Mercè Juncosa, the parents of Joan Sangenís, the current owner and head winemaker. It is worth mentioning, though, that the winemaking tradition of the Sangenís family goes back much farther – the family produced their first wines in 1814.
This blended red wine from Priorat is made from an equal percentage of Grenache and Carignan, the varieties that best convey the depth and rugged elegance of the region. The grapes are sourced exclusively from the oldest estate vineyards, planted in 1910 (!) in Mas d’en Caçador, a parcel with slate soils at 500 metres of altitude considered by many the Grand Cru of Porrera. The over 100-year-old vines have ridiculously low yields – scarcely half a kilo per plant – but their quality is simply nonpareil.
Harvested when fully ripe and meticulously selected, the grapes were traditionally vinified. First, the red wine Planots 2015 was fermented under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Then this reserva red wine was transferred into new French oak barrels and aged for a period of 15 months.
After that, this single vineyard wine was bottled and aged for some years before hitting the market.
A memorable experience, this Priorat red wine made from centenary vineyards should be decanted at least 3 hours before drinking.
The red wine Planots is deep ruby with some reddish and maroon reflections.
This blend of Grenache and Carignan has a richly layered, intoxicating minerality that covers the whole spectrum, from petrichor to matchstick, intertwined with sour cherries, mulberries and damson, notes of tapenade, cinnamon and vanilla, and a spark of garrigue, cocoa and liquorice.
Ripe and hedonistic, this wine of Celler Cal Pla has a sort of rustic noblesse that we find compelling. Rich, detailed and chiseled by the years, with well-rounded tannins, a top-notch acidity and a rewarding complexity. Ripe forest berries wrapped in exotic spices, with a deeply earthy and mineral note which resonates for a very long time.
|Our personal opinion||
Few wines capture the true essence of Priorat like Planots 2015.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 50%, Cariñena 50%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|