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Costers de Vinyes Velles

Mas Doix

Costers de Vinyes Velles Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Carinyena, Garnatxa
Age of Vines
80-115
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Llicorella
Altitude
350-500 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, fermentation in tank, 28-35 day maceration
Aging
16 months in new French oak

Overview

Doix is the oldest vineyard at Mas Doix, a steep, natural amphitheater that starts at 350m above sea level before topping off at 500m. From the apex of the Doix vineyard there is a spectacular view of the Priorat and the village of Poboleda where the cellars of Mas Doix are located. The oldest vines of Carinyena were planted here, in the fractured llicorella soils, starting in 1902, followed by some terribly youthful (by comparison!) 80 year-old Garnatxa. The wines from this site are concentrated but quite balanced – showing the hallmark acidity and minerality characteristic of all of the wines from this address. A feat made even more remarkable when you consider its long maceration of 4-5 weeks and 16 months in 225L new French oak barrels. Site does matter after all.

Ratings & Reviews

95+

2016 Costers de Vinyes Velles

Source: WA

97

2015 Costers de Vinyes Velles

Source: JD

94

2015 Costers de Vinyes Velles

Source: WA

95

2014 Costers de Vinyes Velles

Source: WA

96

2014 Costers de Vinyes Velles

Source: JD

95+

2013 Costers de Vinyes Velles

Source: WA

95

2012 Costers de Vinyes Velles

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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