Genium Poboleda 2012

Region: Priorat D.O.Q.

Grapes: 70% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena, 10% Merlot
Vintage: 2012
Color: Red

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.