Terra Sanctus 2014 Priorat, Spain
2014 CLOS LA RAE
BLEND |39% Merlot, 30% Garnatxa, 18% Cabernet, 11% Syrah & 2% Carinyena
VINEYARDS | Old vines of Carinyena and Garnatxa on the high elevation, unterraced hillsides outside of Porrera facing north and east. The younger vine Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet is the planted in the lowlands.
WINEMAKING | Primary and malolactic fermentations in temperature controlled vats followed by 14-16 months in French Allier oak barrels (225l & 500l).
“Inky ruby color. Highly perfumed, mineral- and spice-accented blackberry and cherry aromas, along with a subtle vanilla quality. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering sweet dark berry, cola and candied cherry flavors that are complemented by hints of cracked pepper and allspice. Finishes sweet, velvety and quite long, with subtle tannins building slowly. In the context of excellent Priorat wines this bottling delivers exceptional value.”