2019 Mas Martinet Els Escurçons BIO

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Mas Martinet
Vintage 2019
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Carignan Grenache Merlot Monastrell Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2032
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Mas Martinet was born in 1981, a life project and a dream come true. The brand is the result of the passion of Josep Lluís Pérez and Montse Ovejero and is now owned by the whole Josep Lluís family, Montse, Sara, Núria, Adrià, Marc, Jordi, Armando, Pilar. The unique wines of Mas Martinet in Priorat have enormous aging potential. For more than 25 years, Martinet has been enthroned at the top of the Priorat appellation. For several years, father Pérez has withdrawn from Mas Martinet and the wines are vinified by Sara Perez (see also Venus, Dido and Gratallops ). Sara is also the wife of another Icon namely Rene Barbier Jr known from Clos Mogador and Rene and Sara also make wines under their own names namely under Sara Pérez y René Barbier. Of course we also carry these wines.

Clos Martinet comes from the plots of the Mas d'en Martinet estate, located in the wine region of the town of Gratallops. The land, which contains slate, and the different exposures of the vineyard give this wine the typical character of an estate every year. Mas Martinet is one of the pioneers of the new Priorat, the project of the Pérez family. Since 2017 they no longer use a sorting table and do not do pied de cuve, but all their fermentations are with the yeasts of the grapes; and they stopped cooling the grapes 15 years ago. From 2006 to 2016 they increased the number of full trusses in their fermentations, all of which are now 100% full trusses for all wines except the Martinet Bru.

They have 25 hectares of vineyards in five different locations that are grown organically and biodynamically using permaculture and regenerative farming. The Martinet Bru comes in part from an estate called Mas Seró, located in the area of Masos de Falset, the estate of Serra Alta, at an altitude of 400 m and facing southwest, and an estate located in Torroja, which is colder and deeper . It is a blend of Garnatxa Negra, Carinyena, Sirà and a little bit of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon naturally biologically/biodynamically made without chemicals.

The Els Escurçons is a tribute to Priorat before the phylloxera, when people worked in the higher parts and especially the Garnacha. The wine is a 100% Garnacha from a vineyard at 600 meters altitude. The highest estate of Priorat on a ferruginous shale land. They are still original ungrafted vines. It is an exceptionally fine and elegant wine that shows the most beautiful slope of Priorat. Fermented in amphorae and also aged in glass carboys. It is a wine that reflects the typical structure, strength and rusticity of the Priorat but with elegance, delicate ripeness that is only possible from grapes from extremely old vines. The Els Escurçons has a beautiful nose of fine red fruit such as wild strawberries and raspberries and is particularly refined and elegant in the mouth. The wine has a long, fresh, elegant grand aftertaste. This is a top grenache as one rarely comes across with a great storage potential. Only around 3,500 wines are made of this fantastic wine.

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Mas Martinet was born in 1981, a life project and a dream come true. The brand is the result of the passion of Josep Lluís Pérez and Montse Ovejero and is now owned by the entire family Josep Lluís, Montse, Sara, Núria, Adrià, Marc, Jordi, Armando, Pilar. The unique wines of Mas Martinet in Priorat have enormous aging potential. For more than 25 years, Martinet has been at the top of the Priorat appellation. For several years now, father Pérez has retired from Mas Martinet and the wines are vinified by Sara Perez (see also Venus, Dido and Gratallops). Sara is also the wife of another Icon namely Rene Barbier Jr known from Clos Mogador and Rene and Sara also make wines under their own names namely under Sara Pérez y René Barbier. Of course we also carry these wines.

At Mas Martinet, all chemicals in the vineyards have been banned. Sara and her team at Martinet are always looking for new perspectives, with a culture based on balance, sustainability and harmony with nature. Deeply committed to tradition, to the environment and to people. They recover some varieties and reinvent some processes and materials according to the principles of agroecology and minimal intervention with maximum respect for the people who work on it. They process the crops in an environmentally friendly manner, treating the processes as respectfully as possible. Examples include growing legumes and wild species of flowers and shrubs in order to provide food for the entire chain. they base us on the lunar calendar to optimize (bio-dynamic) the natural treatments we use in the vineyard, such as compost and herbal infusions.

Clos Martinet comes from the plots of the Mas d'en Martinet estate, located in the wine region of the town of Gratallops. The land, which contains slate, and the different exposures of the vineyard each year give this wine the typical character of an estate. Garnatxa Negra, Cariñnyena, Garnatxa Peluda and Sirà, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The wine press is unanimous in its praise for the wines of this iconic house. Wines getting points close to the maximum limit of 100 points is standard rather than exceptional. Supply from the relatively small stamp vineyards is very limited and the storage potential of the wines is unprecedentedly long.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Mas Martinet
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified Yes
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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