Clos Bartolome is a real find, expressing the viticultural layers of Priorat in just one glass, a wine of great character from 50% Garnacha and 50% Samso (Cariñena) from ancient 50-90 year old vines with average yields of 2,500 kg/ha from their 7 hectare estate. Vinification is performed at a controlled temperature of 26-28°C with the must remaining in vat for 14 days, the time necessary to create a wine with the proper colour level and polyphenol compounds. Matured 12 months in French Allier, medium toast (Boutes-Grand Reserve-, Dargaud & Jaegle-Marcel Cadet, Demptos and Radoux) in first/second and third year barrels. Deep, cherry red colour with youthful, violet tones. Powerful, concentrated aromas of mature ripened black fruits, red berries, licorice and smoky herbs, with balsamic and mineral touches over a background of oak toast and high-quality spices. On the palate, it is rich, meaty, dry, complex, voluptuous and solid-structured. The dark fruit and the oak of the barrels are complementary to each other with added peppery notes and earthiness. Its fine-grained tannins are velvety which, together with the kick of peppery spice, make it elegant and warm on the finish with concentrated, mature fruits. It will undergo favorable change over the next 3-4 years. Serving temperature: 16-20°C. Production 10,000 bottles and each bottle is authenticated and numbered by hand. 14.5%abv
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