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The Priorat, one of only two Spanish wine regions with a DOQ quality designation (the other is Rioja), lies less than 20 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, which serves as a major stabilizing influence on the grapes grown in its warm, arid climate.
Priorat’s dry, rocky soil makes for one of the most challenging landscapes anywhere in the world, but it is that distinctive characteristic that creates such an extraordinary terroir. Located 90 minutes southwest of Barcelona, Perinet is the essence of the Priorat, a combination of the strong winegrowing history of the region, slate-laden soils and deep, concentrated wines with structure and balance.The authentic approach to winemaking allows Perinet to produce wines always true to the climate and the slate soil of the Priorat with an ample stylistic palette to achieve remarkable quality and consistency.
2016 Merit DOQ Priorat
35% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 19% Garnatxa & 16% Carinyena
Coming from the cooler, northern end of the Priorat, the 2016 Priorat Merit is a beautiful, age-worthy wine based on a blend of Merlot, Syrah, Garnatxa and Carinyena. With lots of blueberry, liquid violet, and new leather notes as well as ample rocky minerality, it’s medium to full-bodied, balanced, and has a great finish. The 2016 MERIT is a wine to discover the lush soul of Priorat.
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2016 Perinet DOQ Priorat
31% Garnatxa, 26% Carinyena, 20% Syrah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Merlot
A rocking wine based on Garnatxa and Carinyena. This medium to fullbodied, flawlessly balanced effort has nicely integrated acidity, good midpalate depth and classic Garnatxa red and blue fruits, leather, and rocky, mineral-like nuances. Firm, well integrated tannins and lively acidity keep this fresh and focused. The 2016 PERINET the energy and power of Garnatxa.
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2004 DOQ Priorat Perinet +
49% Carinyena, 38% Garnatxa & 13% Syrah
Of the 49% Cariñena, 38% Garnacha and 13% Syrah grapes that went into this magnificent blend, 87% came from more than 80 year old vineyards and 13% from a vineyard seven years of age.
The 2004 Perinet+ is a wine with great personality. It has a complex and elegant nose, with concentrated notes of mature red fruits, surrounded with mineral shades, spices and wood. In the mouth, it is smooth, elegant, silky and corpulent with sweet, amiable tannins and a granulated texture. It finishes rich and with very persistent aromas.
Because of its good cellaring potential, it is recommended it be decanted to futher enjoy its complexity. This wine will continue to reveal all its virtues over the next 15+ years.