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Review 2011 Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles Priorat 750ml

2011 Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles Priorat 750ml

($60.00 Incl. tax)
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Approaching full maturity, this Grenache-Carignan blend from Priorat (Spain's Chateauneuf du Pape competitor) is bursting with richness and energy. With black fruits, mature earth nuances, and spices encapsulating your palate. A great value.
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About the Wine

Tasting Notes

The 2011 Vinyes Velles is a superb effort for the warm, dry growing season. The fruits here are black, with black cherry and blackberry pie overlaying a mixture of spices, garrique, and wet minerals. There is much raw power here, yet it is contradictorily elegant and quite fresh considering the ripeness of the vintage. It ends with a tantalizing mixture of licorice and plum sauce. The wine is approaching full maturity, and the complexity is wonderful here, even more so when considering its price point.


94 Points Guía Peñín

97 Points Guía Vino

92 Points Robert Parker

About The Wine

Priorat is Spain's answer to Chateauneuf du Pape. These Grenache based are created in some of the most challenging topographies, and the yield is the lowest I have ever heard of (these vines make only 25% of the wine that top Bordeaux Chateau make). The result is incredibly concentrated wines that are full of both flavor and freshness. The wines have the ability to age magnificently, and many earn top scores, making this region one of the top places for ultra-luxe wines in Spain. The grapes for this wine come from vines that are over 100 years old!

Grape Varieties

Old Carignane (70%) and Grenache noir (30%) vines. Grapes from steep slate hillsides and terraces picked by hand into 10kg boxes. Selected berry by berry on a double sorting table and then transferred to tanks by gravity. 
Fermentation in 15 and 30 Hl wooden and stainless steel tanks.
Malolactic conversion and aging in fine-grained, medium- and lightly-toasted French oak barrels for 15 months.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bottle aged for a minimum of 11 months.
Technical Data
Alcohol content:15,0% vol. 
SO2 Total: 71 mg/L
pH: 3,35  
Total acidity (tartaric): 5.5 g/l 
Volatil Acidity: 0,69 g/l