2013 Bodegas Mas Alta "La Basseta" Priorat (Previously $80)

SKU #1356398 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The powerful, ripe and heady 2013 La Basseta is 80% Garnacha and the rest Cariñena. The Garnacha is from a 15-year-old vineyard on decomposed slate and sand soil at 600 meters altitude, while the Cariñena was planted some 12 years ago from a massale selection of old Priorat vines on deep clay soils with slate at 300 meters altitude. The nose is very fragrant, floral and intoxicating. The two grapes fermented separately, as they are harvested with almost two weeks difference, with 35% of the Garnacha in full clusters. As with other wines, the Garnacha is in used barriques and the Cariñena in new, and the élevage lasts some 16 months. The oak is perfectly integrated into the wine, which showed a great combination of elegance and power, with very good balance and freshness. The tannins are very fine and the aftertaste clean. (LG)  (10/2016)


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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Priorato

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5