Tasting note Costers del Priorat Priorat Pissarres
Full-bodied wine with a pleasant spicy aroma of spices, red fruit and a nuance oak. The flavor structure is full and round, with soft tannin and a fresh aftertaste.
Josep Mas Barberà is a newcomer in the wine world. He started in 2008 with Costers del Priorat, a small bodega that was created in 2002 by merging two vineyards.
Meanwhile Josep has a good reputation as a winemaker and he is known as a supporter of a fresh, relatively elegant style priorat, wine from the quality area of Catalonia. Josep is invariably one of the first to collect the grapes and to prevent any form of overripe.
Priorat is undoubtedly one of the most attractive wine regions in Spain, with its exceptional conditions of sunshine and low rainfall. The vines have been planted on steep slopes by means of terrace construction. This means that almost all work has to be done by hand.
Priorat of this level is made artisanal and offers a great contrast to the industrial process in many other wine regions. The yields of the forty to one hundred year old vines grenache and carignan are extremely low.
This powerful, full-bodied red wine ages for about twelve months in French oak casks of 300 and 500 liters. Quality wines are not cheap here, but have a unique terroir expression of grenache and carignan. Highly recommended.