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Els Pics

Els Pics
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Els Pics
Red wine Barrel. 12 months in French oak barrels and concrete deposits.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Garnacha Tinta,  Syrah,  Cariñena
Designation of Origin: D.O.Q. Priorat
Production area: Catalonia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Available vintages of Els Pics

  • Els Pics 2017
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Characteristics of Els Pics

Els Pics is a red wine made by Bodegas Mas Alta in the Priorat. The winery is located in Vilella Alta, a municipality in the province of Tarragona.

Els Pics is a blend of Grenache and Carignan varieties, with small percentages of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes come from vineyards planted on slate soils.

For processing, a fermentation which lasts two weeks is performed, in which gradually the temperature is increased. Subsequently, a post-fermentation maceration takes place.

Finally, Els Pics is aged for 12 months in cement tanks and then aged in French oak.

Serve at 14ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
White meat, Beans and pulses, Grilled red meats, Cold meat, Stews, Grilled vegetables

Tasting notes Els Pics

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.
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 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.
Sight Intense and bright cherry. Abundant tears Nose Very aromatic notes of ripe, red fruits, floral and herbaceous. Fine minerality, liquorice. Taste Great body, density and power. Very good acidity, with pleasant sweetness and a slightly bitter herbs. Long finish.
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Sight Chopped cherry color. Nose We discover an expressive nose of red fruit acid, combined with scents of forest and black plums. Taste The wine is broad, silky and mineral, with hints of black fruit jam.

Ratings

  • Peñin 91
  • Peñin 91
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 90
  • Decántalo 89
  • Parker 88
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 89

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 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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