Wine Portal del Priorat, "Gotes" Montsant DO, 2015
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Reviews of purchase Portal del Priorat, "Gotes" Montsant DO, 2015
Wine of deep purple color.
The taste of wine is simple, but it has good depth and bright intensity, demonstrates remarkable freshness due to its impressive acidity, which promises a long finish with a slight bitterness and spicy nuances.
The aroma of wine is filled with notes of fresh black fruit, nuances of spices, black pepper and generous mineral tones.
Experts recommend drinking wine paired with complex salads, sushi and baked white fish.
Portal del Priorat, "Gotes" Montsant DO - dry red wine, for the manufacture of which the manufacturer uses a blend of two grape varieties - Garnacha and Carignano. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 300 and 700 m above sea level, their soils are rich in clay and limestone. The average age of the vines - 40 years. Crop is harvested by hand and placed in small boxes of 16 kg. Thanks to this method of picking and transporting, the berries are less damaged and the risk of premature oxidation of the grapes is practically excluded. The process of vinification begins with pressing and fermentation in steel tanks with the addition of natural yeast. After a short fermentation, some of the wine is pumped into oak barrels to avoid possible micro-oxygenation. Wine "Gotes" Montsant kept in French oak barrels for 8 months, and then bottled. Storage capacity of the vintage 2015 is 5 years.
The wines of the Spanish Priorat region, which has unique natural conditions, are known throughout the world. But fame came to them, one might say, recently - in the 70s of the last century. In 1974, the UN Commission, examining the land of Spain on the possibility of agricultural activity in Priorat, published its report, which said that the region has a whole range of natural factors that allow producing the best wines in the world.
Renowned architect Alfredo Arribas, who, among other things, took part in the opening of the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, literally fell in love with the Priorat lands and moved here to produce world-class wines, following the principles of organic farming, which is today marked on the wine labels. " Portal del Priorat " inscription BIO.
In the vineyards of Portal del Priorat , located in the heart of the Priorat, such varieties are grown as Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Many vines are 80 years old. If you get to Portal del Priorat for the first time, you will not immediately realize that you are in the vineyards where everything is mixed together - grapes, lavender, plums and bird cherry. It is not customary to use chemicals, grapes are grown according to the principles of organic farming. Not far from the vineyards of Portal del Priorat is a winery with the latest equipment, laboratory, cellars for aging and storage of wine for 300 barrels and a wonderful tasting room. Particularly noteworthy is the pressing process: the design of the press repeats the process of squeezing the grape juice in manual vintage presses.