2017 Perinet Vinya Mas Vell Garnatxa Priorat DOQ
Bottle (75 cl - Standard)
Perinet is a famous estate vineyard within the ancient Priorat DOQ, located in Catalonia, Spain. Perinet implies three very unique microclimates that allow winemakers to create some of the best Spanish wines. Perinet wines are fruit-forward in Mas Vell, vibrant and fresh in Mas del Xes and spice-laden, cooled by Mediterranean breezes in Pendents. Their traditional plantings of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah are enhanced with international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Catalonia is a very important wine region in Spain. Compared to other wine regions in Spain, Catalonia is very different because there is a strong French influence. Thus, Spanish wines from Catalonia are highly regarded because of the Champagne-style sparkling wine Cava and its red table wines. While the red wines are mainly made from Tempranillo, Garnacha and Monastrell grapes, for cava the catalan winemakers use exclusively Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel-lo and Chardonnay varieties.
Grenache (Garnacha) Wines
Grenache (Garnacha) is a black-skinned French grape variety extensively cultivated in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. In France, Grenache is widely planted in Rhone Valley followed by Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. We will most commonly find it alongside Syrah and Mourvedre to create the classic Southern Rhone GSM wines. Meanwhile in Spain, Garnacha is the second most planted red wine grape variety, surpassed only by Tempranillo.