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La Basseta

Mas Alta

La Basseta Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Garnatxa Negra, Syrah
Age of Vines
15-100
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Schist
Altitude
350-600 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, partially destemmed, fermented in concrete, 30 day maceration
Aging
12 months in neutral French oak barrels, then 4 months in foudre

Overview

La Basseta has at its core young vine Garnatxa planted at 600 meters in elevation in the village of La Vilella Alta supplemented some older vines of Garnatxa and about 25% Syrah. Due to the elevation of the Garnatxa, the inclusion of 35% stem in the fermentation and aging it in neutral (and increasingly larger) French oak barrels, La Basseta, while showcasing the richness and polish typical of Mas Alta, is the most delicate and floral of the wines from this estate.

Ratings & Reviews

96

2015 La Basseta

Source: JD

93+

2015 La Basseta

Source: WA

97

2014 La Basseta

Source: JD

93

2013 La Basseta

Source: WA

94

2012 La Basseta

Source: WA

92

2011 La Basseta

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Michel & Christine Vanhoutte
  • Winemaker
    Michel Tardieu & Philippe Cambie
  • Size / Elevation
    35 hectares / 100-600 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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