Almost all of the cellars in the Priorat are new creations. Behind many of them are venerable families who can […]Keep Reading
Almost all of the cellars in the Priorat are new creations. Behind many of them are venerable families who can trace their history in the region back centuries. Few, however, can claim an ancestor who was an early proponent of the region and its wines. Juan Extrems Doix made wines in Poboleda in the 19th century which won awards in Paris and Barcelona and he was the inspiration for his descendants who revived this tradition in 1998 – Mas Doix.
Mas Doix is the project of two related families, the Doix and Llagostera who farm 17.6 hectares of vines near the village of Poboleda. They cultivate six sites of which three lend their names to cuvées at the estate: Crestes, Salanques and Doix. Crestes is the “youngest” site with a combination of 50 year old Carinyena and Garnatxa with 20 year old Garnatxa and Syrah. Salanques features 70 to 90 year old Carinyena and Garnatxa. Finally Doix, the oldest vineyard at the property, is planted with Carinyena vines dating back to 1902 with Garnacha planted a few decades later that. This is the source for both the Doix and 1902 cuvées. At harvest the grapes are brought to the cellar and fermented in stainless steel tanks with macerations ranging from 18 to 35 days followed by aging in French oak. These are powerful yet elegant wines showing the depth of old-vine fruit.Close