This wine is produced under the new Priorat denomination Vi de Vila, which seeks to recognize individual villages with historic vineyards. It also highlights the features and characteristics of each terroir of Priorat. The Vi de Vila wines need to have a minimum of 70% of their blend made up of Garnacha and Cariñena, the 2 typical grapes of Priorat. The finished wines are assessed for typicity by the Regulating Council before being allowed to use the village name on the label.
This wine is made from estate-grown fruit harvested around the village of Poboleda. The hand-harvested grapes underwent a 48 hour pre-fermentation cold soak followed by temperature controlled fermentation, between 29° to 32° celsius, in small stainless steel vats. Maceration lasted for 30 days. The wine was aged in new French Allier oak barrels of various toasts and coopers for 12 months. Bottled unfiltered.
Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented raspberry, cherry and floral pastille scents, along with hints of vanilla and woodsmoke in the background. The sweet, penetrating palate boasts juicy red fruit, spicecake and smoky minerality. Closes with impressive fruit intensity, remaining lithe and elegant, with no rough edges in the very long spice- and mineral-driven finish. This suave wine was aged in a combination of new and used French oak barriques for one year. 2017 - 2023 Mediterranean Spain
The Wine Enthusiast
Of all the excellent Genium 2010s, this is the only one that's a bit stalky on the nose. It's also rubbery smelling, with tight-grained oak scents and earth notes. Hard, tannic and without much cushion, this Garnacha-led blend tastes earthy, stalky and of high-toned plum and currant with lemony oak. A bold, tannic finish says this will last through about 2024. September 2016