Clos Figueras Priorat 2017
40% Cariñena (old vines over 60 years old).
Farm formed by costers and terraces at an altitude of 400 meters.
Fermentation in open barrels of 300 and 500 liters.
Pasta treatment with daily pigeage.
Maceration of two weeks duration.
Vertical press with a soft pressing.
Aging in French oak barrels of 300-500 liters.
The wine ages for 14 months in new and one-year-old barrels.
Wine Advocate – “The wines I tasted this time showed cleaner and more precise, and the Clos Figueras Priorat 2017 was not an exception in its more powerful way, also reflecting the conditions of a low-yielding and early-ripening year. It has the wet slate and graphite quality of the classical Priorat reds, with energy, balance and all the ingredients necessary to develop nicely in bottle. There are some dusty tannins that would welcome some food and/or extra time in bottle. The oak is nicely integrated and neatly folded into the fruit. This transported me to the Priorats from yesteryear. It fermented and matured in new and second use 500-liter French oak barrels. 4,000 to 5,000 bottles. It was bottled in March 2019.” (94 Pts)
James Suckling – “A delicious, fruity red with lots of fruit and hints of chocolate and walnut. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a fruity finish. This is structured and gorgeous now. But give it two or three years to soften.” (94 Pts)