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Mas Doix Salanques Blend 2006

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93 Pts. Robert Parker

92 Pts. Wine Spectator

91 Pts. Stephen Tanzer

Grape Variety: 65% Red Grenache vines, 25% Carignan and 10% Syrah.
Tasting Notes:  The nose displays hints of cedar, tar, licorice, and black fruits. The palate is dense and well layered. This balanced wine has good structure and will evolve over the next eight to ten years.

Vineyard: Mas Doix’s vineyards – Poboleda, Priorat,  Spain
Age of the Vineyard: 80 years old Red Grenache vines, 80 year old Carignan  and young Syrah. Grenache vines planted in 1.925. Carignan vines planted in 1930. Syrah vines 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 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 (15/20 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.  15.000 bottles per year, unfined and unfiltered
Winemaker:  Ramon Llagostera and Sandra Doix

Alcohol: 15.0% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: less than 1 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.9
Peak drinking: 2006 - 2013
Best Served: 15°C
Ageing: 14 months in French oak barrels (50% in new barrels and 50% in second use)