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S de Saó del Coster

S de Saó del Coster
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Non-certified biodynamic
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S de Saó del Coster
Red wine Barrel. 10 months on lees in stainless steel vats.

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Characteristics of S de Saó del Coster

S de Saó del Coster is a red wine from the D.O Priorat region produced by Bodega Saó del Coster.

This wine is a blend of 4 different grape varieties: Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The vineyards home to granite and slate soils. Native yeasts are used during the wine making process, while the wine is partially fermented with the stems. Finaly, S de Saó del Coster is aged for 10 months in stainless steel tanks.

 

Alcohol: 15.0%
Serve at 15ºC
Pairing
Beef, Grilled red meats, Poultry, White meat

Tasting notes S de Saó del Coster

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 Brilliant cherry red. Nose Dominated by notes of ripe red fruit. Spicy, mineral and toasted flavors. Taste Good body, combines acidity and freshness. Notes of fruit with sweet tannins.
Sight Picota red. Nose Ripe red fruit and fruit preserve on the nose, with spiced and balsamic notes such as liquorice. Taste A perfect balance between character and elegance on the palate.

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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