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1902 Centenary Carignan

Mas Doix

1902 Centenary Carignan Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Carinyena
Age of Vines
100+
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Llicorella
Altitude
350 – 450 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermentation in tank, 28-35 day maceration
Aging
16 months in new French oak

Overview

1902 is made from the oldest vines of Carinyena planted in the Doix vineyard in, unsurprisingly, 1902. The Doix vineyard, which is also the source for the Costers del Vinyes Velles cuvée, is a steep slope ranging in elevation from 350m to 450m above sea level. These ancient vines, naturally low-yielding, produce concentrated but remarkably balanced grapes. From its inception Mas Doix has prized these old vines of Carinyena and never considered them inferior to Garnatxa or any of the non-indigenous varieties that were in fashion in the early 1990s. With a propensity for producing wines with less flesh and a pleasantly somber and dark ferocity, Carinyena primarily serves as a check against the over exuberance of Garnatxa in the wines of the Priorat. It is just now getting the attention it deserves and Mas Doix is one of the pioneers, along with Terroir al Limit for championing this variety. Hand harvested, carefully sorted and destemmed, 1902 is fermented in tank with a long maceration followed by aging in new French oak barrels.

Ratings & Reviews

97

2016 1902 Centenary Carignan

Source: WA

96

2015 1902 Centenary Carignan

Source: WA

97+

2014 1902 Centenary Carignan

Source: WA

97

2014 1902 Centenary Carignan

Source: JD

97

2013 1902 Centenary Carignan

Source: WA

97

2012 1902 Centenary Carignan

Source: WA

98

2010 1902 Centenary Carignan

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Familia Doix & Llagostera
  • Winemaker
    Sandra Doix
  • Size / Elevation
    17.6 hectares / 350-600 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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