2021 Sara Pérez y René Barbier Partida Pedrer Rosat

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Type of Wine Rosé
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Sara Pérez y René Barbier
Vintage 2021
Grape Carignan Grenache
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2024 - 2029
Available as of Nov 24, 2023
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When Rene Barbier got the abandoned very old "coster" (steeply sloping traditional Priorat vineyard) back into production they thought they had bought a plot of Carinyena (Carignan) ... and to their great surprise they discovered that 40% of the plot consisted of Garnatxa Peluda (native Grenache). This grape ripens before the Carinyena (Carignan) and gives more freshness. Coincidence and luck because it is the last piece of the puzzle that was needed to convey the balance of Bellvisos.

The Partida Pedrer belongs to the Bellvisos vineyard, but this part faces north and allows the winemaker to harvest the shady freshness and the sun-drenched morning warmth. With slightly less direct sunlight in a warm climate, this produces very elegant wines. The young plantation of Grenache and Cariñena (but a very rare Priorat variety) ensures the natural creation of a red wine and a rosé wine full of complexity. The only wine from the range that does not see any added sulfur during its lifetime is the rosé Partida Pedrer, a wine that took almost 17 months to ferment, initially in used oak barrels and the last eight months in stainless steel to prevent the wine would be too dominated by oak. This natural wine is produced with a direct pressing to obtain a subtle color. The nose is expressive and very different from the average rosé. In fact, it is more of a blanc de noirs and has the profile of a white wine. It has a serious taste with very good balance, tasty aromas and a dry finish. It was bottled in May 2023 and only released after bottle maturation in late 2023 and fewer than 2,000 bottles were produced. The 2021 has not yet been assessed, but the earlier vintages scored 95/100 points. Here Parker starts his review with: " The breathtaking rosé ..... ."

Vineyard for 2021 Sara Pérez y René Barbier Partida Pedrer Rosat

René Barbier (fourth generation of the same name !!!) started in the world of wine in 1992 at Clos Mogador with his father, the other René Barbier, the bearded and dedicated more than 20 years of his life to wine there. The first 10 years he worked mainly in the winery and then mainly in the vineyards and learned that unique land brings unique wines. This has now been proven with the iconic Clos Mogador, Venus Universal and Espectacle wines. In 2001 Rene Barbier had the opportunity to buy a small very old "coster" (steep sloping, traditional) vineyard called Els Bellvisos. This vineyard was abandoned and it was fascinating, in the middle of a steep quarry of holm oaks, the views and the absolute inhospitability are spectacular. It was during this same period that another major influence came into Rene's life in the form of Sara Pérez, his current wife and partner. The daughter of José Luis Pérez, one of the most important figures in the Spanish wine world.

Together with Sara they have brought the Bellvisos vineyard back into production. It was an uncompromising place, but one that offered the chance to make a wine that was one with nature. They started this project based on their philosophy of life: a sustainable, organic project where they could close the circle of life. This fascinating place known as Bellvisos (Bella Vista - Beautiful View) is an extremely steep "coster" or sloping vineyard which, due to the structure of the Llicorella or slate soil, makes it impossible to build vineyard terraces. It was abandoned 40 years before herbicides and chemical pesticides were available so was already completely original organic and biological. There are no neighbors because of the steep slopes around it: not even the bravest would plant a vineyard here! As a result, the area has been in perfect balance for a long time.

Ten years ago they started pruning and the abandoned vines at Bellvisos were brought back into production. They use a mule and hand plowing alternated with cutting the weeds. We apply herbal tea and milk whey as fertilizer and constantly walk through the vines. All manual and aimed at maintaining balance between the freshness of the plot and the depth that is typical Priorat (that which makes the wines so unique). We decide when to harvest based on our taste buds and our intuition… according to a very personal criterion. We prepare each wine in the vineyard by reproducing the wild yeasts ourselves that will lead to a natural alcoholic fermentation, preserving the different aromas according to each vintage.

The Bellvisos and the Partida del Pedrer wines come from this great unique, authentic vineyard in the heart of the Priorat.

More Information
Available as of Nov 24, 2023
Type of Wine Rosé
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Sara Pérez y René Barbier
Grape Carignan, Grenache
Biological certified No
Natural wine Yes
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2029
Alcohol % 13
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, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden
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