Genium Ecologic

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Winemaker, Roser Amoròs
Winery
Appellation
Priorat D.O.Q.
Grape(s)
50% Garnacha, 30% Merlot, 10% Syrah and 10% Cariñena from "Finca Mas d'en Gil", the first certified organic vineyard in Priorat
Altitude/Soil
450 meters and 650 meters from two plots / Llicorella (slate) soils
Farming Methods
Certified Organic methods
Harvest
Hand harvested in mid-September
Production
48 hour cold soak, fermentation with skins for 25 days, basket pressed
Aging
12 months in French Allier barrels, 50% new
Suggested Retail Price
$45
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Genium Ecologic 2009
92 (IWC) 90 (WS)
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92 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 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
90 Wine Spectator 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.
Web Only 2015
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Genium Ecologic 2010
95 (W&S) 92 (WE) 91 (VM)
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95 Wine & Spirits Magazine This is a selection from a 7.4-acre parcel of organically farmed vines, including garnacha (half of the blend), merlot, syrah and a little cariñena. The wine is aged in new and second-use barrels for ten months, but the oak influence is not at all evident. This feels refined, firm and robust, showing spices and earthy notes, together with an electric acidity illuminating everything. With some air, it feels even more complex, delivering aromas of slate and flint. This puts on a show that will only get better with five more years in the bottle, thought it's approachable now with slow-braised beef.
92 The Wine Enthusiast Among Genium's fine lineup of 2010 Priorat reds, this one stands out for its schisty nose of cherry, currant and raspberry. A ripe, layered, chiseled palate is tough but rewarding. Cherry, cassis and plum flavors finish fiery and minerally, even by Priorat standards. Drink through 2025.
September 2016
91 Vinous Media Vivid ruby. Smoky and focused on the nose, displaying aromas of fresh red berries, cherry pit, tobacco and cedar. The silky, appealingly sweet and focused palate boasts vibrant redcurrant and raspberry flavors and a hint of bitter rhubarb. Nicely concentrated and balanced. Shows very good energy and lift on a long, smoke-accented finish that's framed by smooth, slow-building tannins.
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Genium Ecologic 2013
90 (W&S)
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90 Wine & Spirits Magazine Impressively ripe, this wine’s dark flavors are surrounded by slate notes and a firm acidity, which needs a lamb chop to round off its edges. Garnacha (50 percent of the blend) provides its floral, fruity side, delivering a delicious base of juiciness. The rest is merlot with some carignan and syrah.
October, 2018
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