Dark Purple Colour with crimson hue.
Intense aromas of wild red berries, ripe cherries, dark chocolate and secondary sweet smoky tobacco nuances
Palate showing more fresh raspberry in the red fruit spectrum and dark cherries followed by spicy pepper and sweet vanilla.
Fine, dusty and grippy tannin with long smooth finish.
|Grape Variety||Grenache 55%, Carignan 45%|
|Food Pairing||Well-charred meat served rare, slow cooked venison/hare/wild boar/ox tail, cassoulet, Spanish sheep cheese|
|Service||Highly recommend decanting the wine or let it breathe for at least half and hour before serving at 16-18°C|
|Producer||La Perla Del Priotat|
|Terroir||Black slate and quartz soil, producing powerful reds|
|Harvest||Hand selected grapes|
|Winemaking||Half aged at low temperatures in Stainless Steel Vats to keep freshness of aromas and maintain fruit core|
|Appellation||Priorat, DOQ South West of Catalonia, SPAIN
|Ageing Potential||Drink now - 2022|
"This is a very enjoyable wine indeed. For those less familiar with its region of origin, namely Priorat, it is a sparsely populated region in the hills behind Tarragona, which itself is along the Spanish Mediterranean coast south of Barcelona. Plantings typically range from 70 to 700 metres above sea level. This wine from Noster is a blend of 55% grenache and 45% carignan and is of considerable interest. It has complex and attractive aromatics of chocolate, earth, soy, dark plum skins and iron filings. The palate has flavours reminding of currant, plum and game meats, with crunchy pomegranate notes intermingled. The length on the finish verges on long, and in terms of quality, this wine is certainly very good on the grounds of its balance, length and complexity. It's enough to make me want to look more closely at Priorat."
Rated 'Very Good' by Sean Mitchell - The Grape Observer, www.grapeobserver.com, 2014