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Serras del Priorat 2019

Serras del Priorat

2019

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

Serras del Priorat is one of those wines that's almost obligatory to get to know if you want to understand where things are going in the present-day Priorat. The Cannan family makes this wine in Gratallops, in one of the most prestigious corners of the DOQ, using the native Garnacha and Cariñena with a small contribution from the international varieties, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. All seems more or less normal so far; the surprise comes on opening a bottle of Serras and looking at the wine in the glass.

Its colour intensity is more subtle that what's usual in the region, but the tears remain slow and dense. It has a magical impact on the nose, and it's a wine that makes us feel like expressing our surprise, the sheer satisfaction of smelling it. You get a whiff, take another good look at the glass, and immediately want to sniff it again. It smells of freshness, elegance, pomegranates, wild strawberries, but also of the Priorat, and therein lies the magic. It reveals good tannicity, and this is pleasant too; it has fantastic acidity yet without becoming sharp, just pure balance. Balsamic, French in style, floral, with woodland hints and refreshing touches of tangerine peel.

Totally distinct from those bulk wines packed with alcohol, colour and tannins and a far cry from the voices of those who thought the Priorat would be incapable of producing fine, elegant wines. If you know anyone who still harbours even the slightest doubt in this regard, just offer them a glass of Serras del Priorat and, if there's still any reluctance, a drop of Clos Figueres, the company's top wine, will be sure to convince them completely.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red / Intense
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Black fruit / Red fruit / Undergrowth notes / Mediterranean herbs / Liquorice
Mouth
Full / Fresh / Mineral notes / Fruit notes / Aromatic herbs / Pleasant finish / Long

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Red meats / Iberian sausages / Cured cheeses / Red tuna / Iberian pork secreto / Iberian ham

Ratings and awards

201891 PK93 SK
201691 PK
201390 PK
201290 PK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

4.6/5
7 reviews
Vintage:

Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period7 months
Barrel ageSemi-new
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Les Figueres

Vine ageBetween 8 and 10 years
SoilLlicorella / Slate

The winery

Clos Figueras

Clos Figueras

Christopher Cannan is particularly well-known for his business activities as a wine merchant. The company he founded in 1997, Europvin, is based in Bordeaux and distributes, among others, wines of some of the most prestigious producers in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Hungary, especially in the American and Asian markets. Since 1997, he also figures as one of the great winemakers of the Priorat and Montsant regions. In Priorat, his winery Clos Figueras is located in...

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