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£18.00/ 0.75 L btl
What could we possibly expect from this superb Priorat winery on producing a wine like Els Pics, and moderately-priced too, except another great wine. An excellent little wine showing Priorat typicality but, above all, boasting the unmistakable ‘Mas Alta’ hallmark, with that warmth and fruit-driven depth and that refinement, quite capable of delighting every type of palate. Els Pics is a powerful yet accessible wine, and a complex one since it amasses fine qualities acquired over the whole production process.
What does this wine taste like?
The wine gleams brightly in the glass, exhibiting an intense cherry colour. It starts off with primary aromas and the pervading warmth of strawberry tart and oven-baked plums; cloaked in the freshness of a fine minerality, notes of liquorice and gunpowder can be discerned. Its 15 degrees of alcohol seem to disappear as if by magic, once it is poured into the glass. On the palate this wine has a considerable amount of body, density and powerfulness, and the longer it spends in the glass, the balance becomes more perfect between its great acidity, the lovely sweetness and the slight bitterness from aromatic plants (thyme) which persists on the finish.
Drinking and storing
Lamb / Strawberry cake / Barbecues / Grilled meats / Venison stew
Ratings and awards
|2018||90 PK||91 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Fan of Priorat wines
I've tried several Priorat wines and like them very much. This one is very well priced and is a good quality wine. Lots of fruit and smooth tannins.... what's not to like!
Wine for the big beef
Abig red Great on its own easy to drink Serious wine with beef or cheese great Barbeque wine good one for the Winter in front ov the big turf 🔥 fire .
Fine red wine from Priorat, fruity (cherry, prune, black berries) with long aftertaste. A beauty! Strong p/q. Recommended.
Super Priorat great fruit and lovely smooth finish
Priorats are rarely inexpensive but this one particularly offers a lot of wine for your your money. Really delicious 👌🍷
Half the ageing time takes place in concrete tanks, while the other half occurs in French oak barrels, with just 10% of them new and the rest being one year (15%), two years (46%) and three years old (30%).
|Vinification material||Cement / Wood|
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Barrel age||New and sused|
It is a blend of four grape varieties, fundamentally a Garnacha (60%) and Cariñena (25%), with small amounts of Syrah (10%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%); the grapes come from young vineyards, planted in soils of varied composition (calcareous-clay and slate) and with various orientations.
|Soil||Calcareous-clay / Slate|
|Climate||Continental with Mediterranean influence|
Bodegas Mas Alta
Mas Alta was founded in the village of La Vilella Alta at the end of the nineties (1999) by two Belgian families (Lambrecht and Vanhoutte), with the technical assistance of Michel Tardieu, the eminent French oenologist. They were neither the first nor will they be the last to come over from other countries and establish themselves in this highly-esteemed Catalan region, enthralled by the exceptional nature of this terroir. Although typically Priorat, Mas Alta wines have always...