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Mas Doix DOIX Carinyena Garnatxa 2008

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95 Pts. Robert Parker - "The 2008 DOIX Costers Vinyes Velles reveals a deep purple color with outstanding aromatic complexity. Notes of liquid minerality, licorice, lavender, Asian spices, and black cherry lead to a supple, savory effort loaded with spice and personality. There is a nicely concealed structure that will allow the wine to evolve for several years although it is approachable now. It will be best from 2013 to 2028."


Grape Variety: 55% Carignan and 45% Red Garnacha 
Tasting Notes:  Deep purple color with outstanding aromatic complexity. Mineral notes with licorice, lavender, spices, and black cherry lead to a supple, savory finish. Well structured and balanced, allowing the wine to evolve for several years.  

Vineyard: Mas Doix’s vineyards – Poboleda, Priorat,  Spain
Age of the Vineyard: 110 years old for Carignan vines and  80 years old for Red Grenache vines. Carignan vines planted in 1902 and Grenache vines planted in 1925
Time of Harvest: From September 15th until end of  October
Altitude: 350-550 metres above sea level

Harvest Method: Grapes picked by hand using 10 kg. boxes. Selection in vineyards and at the entrance of the winery.  Classification berry by berry on a double sorting table in the winery.  
Winemaking:  Pre-fermentative maceration of 8 hours at cold temperature. Fermentation separated by varieties in small tanks of stainless steel at controlled temperature (15 to 20 days at 25-28°C). We use submerged cap during the fermentation process. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks at controlled temperature of 20°C.  5.000 bottles per year, unfined and unfiltered. 
Winemaker:  Ramon Llagostera and Sandra Doix

Alcohol: 15.0% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: 2.4 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.9
Peak drinking: 2013 – 2028
Best Served: 15°C
Ageing: 15 months in new French oak barrels