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Els Escurçons

Els Escurçons
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Els Escurçons
Red wine Crianza. 12 en ánforas y damajuanas.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta
Designation of Origin: D.O.Q. Priorat
Production area: Catalonia
Winery: Mas Martinet
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Crianza. 12 en ánforas y damajuanas.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta
D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
Winery: Mas Martinet
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Els Escurçons

Els Escurçons 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, Mas Martinet is directed by his daughter, Sara Pérez, oenologist of Venus La Universal, among others.

Els Escurçons is a wine made from Red Grenache from the vineyard that bears the same name. This plot is located at 600 metres above sea level, planted on soils with licorella (weathered slate with iron and feldspar).

Harvesting is carried out manually, selecting the grapes in the vineyard. The grapes ferment with native years in different containers, wooden vats and cement deposits, for approximately one month. The ageing takes place in amphorae and 60-litre demijohns, combining different percentages according to the vintage.

Serve at 18ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Large game, Roasts, Stew, Roasted red meats, Stews, Grilled lamb

Tasting notes Els Escurçons

The Priorat region was marked by heavy drought and heat. Following an autumn and winter with normal temperatures and rainfall, spring began with an abnormal drought and high temperatures. Flowering was successful, occurring before the expected date, but the rains didn’t come. During the summer the high temperatures continued, and the lack of rainfall resulted in the earliest harvest in history. In general, the wines of this vintage are noted for their concentration, being less pronounced in wines produced with local varieties such as Grenache or Cariñena. Perfect for enjoying young, and with a medium aging capacity.
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.
A year marked by the fire that hit the vineyard. The grapes picked up the smoky aromas of the fire and when they started fermenting, they began to reflect in the wine. As a result, we have an atypical and unique year at Escurçons. The smoky notes merge with the intensity of the territory and the lightness of the Grenache variety, in one of the highest farms in Priorat.
A year with a very good balance. This vintage was characterised by the absence of water stress for the plants. Winter and spring were favourable in terms of rainfall and temperatures were slightly higher than usual. At the time of budding, there was no rain, so the vines developed in a suitable manner. The flowering took place in a clean way and the Grenache vines settled in an excellent way. Summer was characterised by cool and dry days, but also humid, which led to good photosynthesis and growth of the plants. During the end of the summer, before the harvest, there was still some humidity, which preserved the freshness of the soil and, consequently, achieving a gradual ripening of the grapes, perfect to retain the aromas and the good acidity. The negative factor was the rain during the harvest days. In short, the vintage has been somewhat atypical for Priorat, with wines that are less voluminous than in a normal year in the area, but with a good acidity that is reflected in the wines and that will keep them optimal for many years.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 96
  • Parker 93
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 93
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 93
  • Parker 93
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 92
  • Parker 95

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

2017 --
2016 --
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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Designation of Origin D.O.Q. Priorat

Winery Mas Martinet

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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Imágenes y situación D.O.Q. Priorat

Josep Lluis Perez was one of the pioneers behind what was widely seen as the revival of Priorat. The Perez Ovejero family founded the Mas Martinet winery in 1989, paying special attention to the orientations, varieties, climate and soils of the area. Twenty years later, it is his daughter Sara who is now in charge, managing the vineyard, which is also home to olive trees and forests. The winery has worked to recover native and traditional varieties, using biological agriculture to ensure that they produce wines that are a real reflection of the landscapes, terroir and surroundings from where they came.

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