Wines

Genium Ecologic 2009

Region: Priorat D.O.Q.
Winery: GENIUM CELLER

Grapes: 50% Garnacha, 30% Merlot, 10% Syrah and 10% Cariñena
Vintage: 2009
Color: Red

Produced exclusively from a 3 hectare, organic vineyard certified by the Catalan Council of Agricultural production. The grapes undergo a 48 hour pre-fermentation cold soak followed by temperature controlled fermentation between 84° F to 91° F in small stainless steel vats, and are macerated for a 25 day period. Aged in 50% new and 50% 1 year old French Allier oak barrels for 6 months.

Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 92 Glass-staining ruby. Smoky raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by notes of Asian spices and vanilla. Rich and deep, offering sweet red fruit flavors that expand and deepen with air. Finishes smooth and very long, with distinct energy for the vintage and velvety, fully absorbed tannins.
"Focus On Spain" Issue 176, Sept/Oct 2014
Wine Spectator 90 Smoky and gamy notes accent black cherry, licorice, mint and mountain herb flavors in this savory red. Features firm tannins and crisp acidity. Powerful, but rather austere. Decant. Best from 2016 through 2026.
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