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Cirerets

Cirerets
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Cirerets
Red wine Crianza. 18 months in French oak barrels.

Available vintages of Cirerets

  • Cirerets 2016
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Characteristics of Cirerets

Cirerets is a red wine from Priorat produced by Bodegas Mas Alta. The winery is located in the town of Vilella Alta (Tarragona).

Cirerets is a blend of two of the great indigenous varieties of Priorat: Grenache and Carignan.

The grapes come from strains 50 years old located at an altitude of between 450 and 650 metres, planted on soils of licorella (slate soils typical of Priorat).

For its preparation, once the wine has completed the fermentation process, it undergoes aging for 18 months in French barrels from Allier.

Alcohol: 15.0%
Serve at 17ºC
Pairing
Iberian ham, Sheep cheese, Large game, Grilled red meats, Red meat with sauce, Grilled lamb

Tasting notes Cirerets

We present the new 2016 vintage, characterised by the wettest winterin the last five years. Not only did it rain in winter, but there was also wet weather up until summer arrived, especially inMarch and April. In summer everything changed, and it was one of the driest inhistory, with only 28 litres being recorded between July and October.If we compare the temperatures in 2012 and 2016, the 2016 crophad to endure a much colder winter than in 2012, which turned outto be positive, since the frost cleared the fields ofvine parasites. During the spring, lower temperaturesthan in 2012 were also recorded.Due to all these climatic conditions there was a delay insprouting, which began on March 28th, and which led to a delayin flowering of between three and four weeks.Once the summer arrived, the Priorat got all the luck, sincethe rains disappeared, while in the rest of Europethey were incessant. It was something that nobody expected considering thewinter we’d had. Taking into account the delay insprouting, the harvest started around mid-October on some ofthe estates.Obtaining fresh wines with an extraordinary acidity is dueto this long duration of the grape in the strain that has so characterisedthis vintage.
The vintage began in autumn in the best possible way, with good rainfalls that would fill the water reserves for optimal growth development. Winter was characterised by low temperatures and even snow covered some areas of Priorat. March started wet and cold, which delayed the budding of the vines. In mid-May, flowering was encouraged and was followed by a somewhat unstable June with several rainfalls.
A year that started with some problems with the flowering but ended up being very good. Winter was colder and rainier than usual. Spring continued with days of low temperatures and a lot of water that delayed flowering and the consequent setting problems until the end of March, affected production. After a complicated year, when the summer began, the rains stopped and the temperatures rose, providing excellent ripening due to optimal rainfall during the year. The year has therefore been one of the best in recent years. Fluidity, acidity and concentration augur for a long life of the wines of this vintage.
Sight Medium cherry red garnet, clean and bright trim. Nose Medium-high intensity and complexity. With aromas of ripe red fruit and floral notes, minerals and spices. Final touch of herbs. Taste Good entry, tasty and meaty step. Good acidity and very balanced. Floral notes with red fruit with a long finish.
Sight Black cherry with a ruby coloured edge. Intense, clean and bright. Nose Great evolution. Ripe and fresh red fruit gives way to floral aromas and minerals. The cariñena grape is noticed because of its balsamic aromas. Taste On the palate we find melted yet very elegant tannins. This red wine is very fresh, with a long aftertaste thanks to its good acidity. Notes of red fruit and flowers from the Garnacha linger.
Sight A black cherry colour with a ruby coloured edge. Intense, clean and bright. Nose Great evolution. Ripe and fresh red fruit gives way to floral aromas and minerals. The carignan is noticed by balsamic aromas. Taste On the palate we find melted yet very elegant tannins. This red wine is very fresh, with a long aftertaste thanks to its good acidity. Notes of red fruit and flowers from the Grenache linger. 

Ratings

  • Parker 93
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 92
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 89

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Q. Priorat

2016 Excellent
2015 --
2014 --
2013 --
2012 Very Good
2011 Good
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Good
1996 Excellent
1995 Excellent
1994 Very good
1993 Excellent
1992 Good
1991 Excellent
1990 Very good
1989 Very good
1988 Good
1987 Good
1986 Good
1985 Good
1984 Good
1983 Excellent
1982 Excellent
1981 Very good
1980 Satisfactory
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Production area D.O.Q. Priorat

Winery Bodegas Mas Alta

Priorat is craftsmanship and tradition, old and robust vines that are grown and born deep inside the province of Tarragona. They are grown on slopes that are sleety with low fertility and difficult to grow in. In Priorat they produce great red wines of an excellent quality, a maroon colour, robust, dense and rich flavour, intense aromas and sometimes there are reflections present of minerals from the soils.

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