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.