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Ferrer Bobet Priorat Seleccio Especial 2017

Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial is 100% Carignane from hundred year old vines in some of the best vineyards in Priorat. The soils have an unusually high proportion of llicorella, a quality only seen in the top vineyards in the Priorat, and the site is in one of the coolest, steepest and highest elevations of the appellation, factors which contribute to optimal phenolic ripeness and help preserve flavors and acidity. Likewise, the site’s varied aspects create a rich diversity of mesoclimates and bring the opportunity to create wines of particular complexity and depth.

The vineyards are managed in a way fundamental to the philosophy of Ferrer Bobet: the development of a strict organic viticulture which completely excludes the use of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. Grapes are from steep slate hillsides and terraces and are picked by hand into small 10kg bins. They are then selected berry by berry on a double sorting table before being transferred to tanks by gravity.

The winemaking is based on the principle that fastidious viticulture is the basis for the quality of the wine. Fermentation takes place in 15 and 30 Hl wooden, stainless steel and cement vats. Malolactic fermentation and ageing occurs in fine-grained, lightly toasted French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottling is unfined and unfiltered. Bottle aged for a minimum of 11 months.

Expert Review

"Everything in an amazing balance"
Wine Advocate - "The expressive 2016 Selecció Especial reminds me of the 2010, with all the baby fat and all the primary notes still there. It seems to have a lot of everything in an amazing balance, so nothing feels out of place—acidity, tannins, fruit, saltiness. It's full bodied, with soft tannins and a subtle thread of acidity going through its core. It should make old bones. It's so elegant I forgot I was tasting a Cariñena."

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