D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
Clos Martinet is a red wine produced by the winery Mas Martinet in Falset (Tarragona), D.O.Q. Priorat.
The winery Mas Martinet was founded in 1986 by José Luís Pérez, oenologist, researcher, teacher, and one of the main characters in the revival of Priorat.
The farm Mas Martinet, located between Falset and Gratallops, one of the best areas of Priorat, has 7 hectares of vineyards. This farm was chosen back then by José Luís Pérez, according to studies of soils, exposures and microclimates of the areas.
In 2000, Mas Martinet chose to use only organic agriculture, to recover varieties that were almost extinct, to make single-vineyard wines, and to innovate with advice programmes and more efficient and sustainable production processes.
Currently, the wineryis directed by his daughter, Sara Pérez, oenologist of Venus La Universal, among others.
Clos Martinet is a wine made with Grenache, Carignan and a small percentage of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvingon, varieties from the farm Clos Martinet, formed by excellent old vines cultivated organically.
Clos Martinet is one of the great red wines of Priorat. It is very representative of the characteristic licorella (slate) terroir of this D.O. A powerful wine with a great ageing capacity.
Clos Martinet 2018 is a ripe red wine with aromas of fruit compote, spicy notes and mineral hints. On the palate it is fruity, powerful and enveloping. A silky wine with polished tannins and refreshing acidity. The finish is deliciously persistent.
Clos Martinet 2017 is a concentrated red wine with a deep nose of ripe black fruit over a background of undergrowth and accompanied by earthy, spicy and toasted notes. On the palate it is full-bodied, a touch rustic and mature. A medium to full-bodied wine with marked tension and a lingering mineral character.
Clos Martinet 2016 is a concentrated red wine with complex aromas of ripe fruit, notes of wet earth and hints of sweet spices. On the palate it is flavoursome, enveloping and very elegant. A full-bodied wine with imposing tannins and bright acidity. The finish is long and persistent with hints of dried plum.
2010 Stephen Tanzer-90 puntos