Wines

Genium 2012

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

Grapes: 45% Garnacha, 20% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 10% Cariñena and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2012
Color: Red

The grapes for this wine come from 8 different estate-owned vineyards in the towns of La Morera, Torroja and Poboleda, with different exposures, soils and climates. The Garnacha and Cariñena grapes are from 90+ year old vines, while Merlot comes from 20 year old vines. The hand-harvested grapes underwent a 48 hour pre-fermentation cold soak followed by temperature controlled fermentation between 29° to 32° C in small stainless steel vats, and macerated for a 25-day period. Aged in 20% new and 80% 1 year old French Allier oak barrels for 12 months. Bottled unfiltered.