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PRIORAT VINYES VELLES 2017 (OLD VINES) BY FERRER BOBET

Bottle and glass of Priorat Vinyes Velles 2017 (Old Vines) by Ferrer Bobet.

Place Priorat Vinyes Velles 2017 (Old Vines) by Ferrer Bobet next to your finest Châteauneuf-du-Pape and you’ll immediately understand its profound significance. You are going to get a whole lot of compliments from whomever you serve this to. Including yourself!

“Beautifully textured,” “perfumed,” “firm and mineral,” and “pretty.” These were just a few of my notes for this brilliant Priorat from Ferrer Bobet. I could keep going, too—this wine’s grace and detail really took my breath away, and had me dreaming for a return to the crazily steep, slate hillsides from where it is grown.

This wine’s grace and detail really took my breath away

The terroir in Priorat is close to crazy. You have to be a bit maniacal, not to mention dedicated, to plant vineyards on rocky steep slopes such as what are typical in Priorat. A winemakers dream. The hills are steep with plenty of mineral in the soil, the day’s are hot, the nights are cool and there is more often than not, a breeze coming off the Mediterranean. If you add some winemaking talent and stir, you will have some special wines.

Ferrer Bobet is a prestigious winery with a spectacular location, churning out critically beloved wines. Beautiful fruit balanced out with wonderful minerality and nice long tannins.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

96 Points / Gold Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

PRIORAT VINYES VELLES 2017 (OLD VINES) BY FERRER BOBET: CHARACTERISTICS

BODY /  STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / warm and spicy, earthy, floral, fruity, mineral / Oaked

SWEETNESS / Extra Dry

CELLARING / Drink now or cellar

FOOD PAIRING / Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms

TASTING NOTE / “Savoury, meaty and herbal bouquet, then huge complex flavours of buttermilk, damson, pomegranate, cumin and beeswax. It’s muscular but also refined, classy and intense. Tremendous now and will only get better.”

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