PISSARRES SAMSÓ i GARNATXA
Balanced fruit and minerality, Samsó and Garnacha, meaty and vegetal freshness. Harmony of fruits from our largest vineyards: Mas Alsera in Torroja and Sant Martí in Bellmunt; a partnership between the rugged centre and the region’s warm south. Our flagship wine Pissarres encompasses all this and is the benchmark to understand the personality of Costers del Priorat.
Varieties: 40% Garnacha Tinta and 60% Samsó (Carignan or Mazuelo)
A mix of de-stemmed and whole-cluster grapes are fermented with indigenous yeast in cement vats. The wine is then aged 12 months in 2,300L and 3,000L Slovenian oak barrels and amphoras.
This wine concentrates the world of colors and aromatic sensations that we find when walking along any path in Priorat. Pissarres is the true mirror of our region. Dark red, depth, the energy and wisdom of the selected ‘costers’. The palate is complex. It has ripe fruit, memories of the Mediterranean brushwood and a sharp, cold note which is the characteristic mark of the llicorella slate soils’ extreme minerality.
Grilled meats –lamb, Iberian pork, beef– stand as the ideal harmony of this wine. But there are other less obvious choices. For example, it goes very well with creamy and slightly fat dishes such as mushoom cannelloni, tuna-based stews and classic risottos.