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Mas Doix Les Crestes Blend (1500ml) 2010

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92 Pts. Robert Parker

91 Pts. Guía Peñin

Grape Variety: 80% Red Garnacha, 10% Carignan and 10% Syrah. 
Tasting Notes:  Deep blue purple color. At the nose shows high intensity, floral, crushed rock/wet steel.  Notes of berries, blueberry and raspberry along with balsamic notes, sweet spices and subtle and elegant toasted hints.  Medium to full bodied, pure, well balanced mouthfeel. It is a silky wine with a marked, refreshing and crispy balanced acidity and fleshy tannins which are noticeable but pleasant. Long and persistent finish. Balsamic and fruity retro-olfaction.  The wood was pushed to the background, leaving superb ripeness and texture. Fruity, freshness and expressive. Its good acidity and red fruit character make it easy to drink.

Vineyard: Mas Doix’s vineyards – Poboleda, Priorat,  Spain
Age of the Vineyard: Grenache vines planted in 1993, Carignan vines were planted in 1912 and Syrah vines were planted in 1993.
Time of Harvest: From September 15th-End October

Altitude: 350-550 metres above sea level

Harvest Method: Grapes picked by hand using boxes of 10 kg. 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°C-28°C). Malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks at controlled temperature of 20°C. 30.000 bottles per year, unfined and unfiltered. 
Winemaker:  Ramon Llagostera and Sandra Doix

Alcohol: 15.0% vol.
Volume: 1500 ml
Residual sugars: 1.1 gr/litre.  
Standard Drinks: 17.8
Peak drinking: Enjoy now
Best Served: 15°C
Ageing: 10 months in second use French oak barrels