Cami Pesseroles, Priorato
Mas Martinet

Cami Pesseroles, Priorato, 2010


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2010
6x75cl
DP
£841.22

2010
6x75cl
DP
£880.82


Mas Martinet, Cami Pesseroles, Priorato, 2010

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

Cami Pesseroles is located off an ancient path between Gratallops and Porrera in a valley called Pesseroles (the name relates to an old traveller’s path, much like Pezerolles in Burgundy). A 100% very old vine Carignan cuvée from steep, sheer slate heavy slopes, it is both richer and more brooding than either of the other two Crus displaying sweet inky fruit on the nose, deeply pitched dark cherry, mulberry and sweet mineral notes. On the palate brighter red fruits, cassis, tobacco and something elemental all come together on a powerful but finely polished tannic spine; dark, vibrant and hugely commanding. Stunning.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
09/2014

Notes
(60% carinena and 40% garnacha): Opaque ruby. Expressive, mineral-accented aromas of black and blue fruit liqueur, potpourri and licorice, with a spicy quality adding lift. Chewy, tightly focused cassis and blueberry flavors show excellent depth, a refreshingly bitter edge and a suave floral pastille quality. Offers a superb mix of richness and vivacity. Closes sappy, spicy and very long, with slow-building tannins and a lingering mineral note.

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country:
Spain

region:
Catalunya

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Mas Martinet

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Mas Martinet

Mas Martinet

When Sara Perez talks about her wines you listen. She is one of those infectious characters that manages to explain terroir in ways that are abstract yet wholly understandable. Her passion when talking about the vineyards she exploits is palpable and visible. Waving her arms and hunching her shoulders it is impossible not to be drawn in; it is mesmeric. You understand just what she means when she throws her arms up like a spring bursting from the earth and says “Escurons, it is life. It needs the cool breath of an amphora to truly allow it to express itself”. And when she hunches her shoulders and furrows her arms to the earth and says “Pesseroles is elemental and needs wood to give it some warmth” you get it too. Mas Martinet has come a long way since estate's inception in 1989 (the same time that Clos Dofi, Clos Mogador, Clos Erasmus and Clos de l'Obac were established) and, thanks to Sara Perez, is now one of the most respected of Spain’s small family estates. The emphasis here is on Garnacha and Carinena, with diminishing proportions of Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot making up the numbers. Between Menut and Martinet Bru, the entry level wines offer stunning silky fruit and slate-spiced wines representative of the region. Each of the single crus, meanwhile, is designed to represent a different era in the history of Priorato; Els Escurcons the pre-phylloxera era when locals would plant Garnacha at altitude to benefit from cooling breezes, Cami Pesseroles the era immediately after phylloxera when poor vignerons set about re-planting with the high yielding Carinena grape, and Clos Martinet representing the modern era, when international varieties arrived in Priorat and investment returned to the area. Experiments with food-trodden, naturally-styled whites have proven very exciting, and the 2017 vintage sees the first commercial release of Cami Pesseroles “Brisat” – a blend of Garnacha Blanca, Picpoul and Pedro Ximenez, raised in amphora and glass demi-johns. Up and down, the Mas Martinet wines are strikingly beautiful examples of what Priorato can achieve and demonstrate exactly why the wine-loving world should sit up and take note of this unique slate-rich region.

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