Mas Martinet

Priorat (Various Vi de Vila)

'Martinet Bru' Garnatxa blend 2015

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A single cru, from the vineyard known as 'Mas Torrent', 'Bru' also functions also as Martinet's 'intro wine'. Located in southern Priorat near Falset, facing south to the cooling Garbinada breezes, it's single vineyard planted in 1986 and 1995 to 60% Garnatxa (Negre y Peluda) with Syrah 25%, Cabernet and Merlot. Fermented in foudre with focus on the must rather than extraction from the skins. The fermentation starts with Garnatxa and Syrah, the other varieties being picked a couple of weeks later and are added into the extant must. Aged 19 months in 4000 litre oak vats.

Blackberry, licorice, rosemary, sensimilla, spiky red lavender, and lashings of cold, dark rock smells. The palate has lovely sweet tannins, flourishing a strong, happy, alive wine with great freshness. Meaty fruit is tannin-stunned, bristling with cobs of briar, nuanced with baking spices (fenugreek, white pepper and clove), red licorice and anise.