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.