Grape: 70% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10% Syrah
Tasting Notes: Raspberry, Black Currant, Forest Floor,
Purchased in the 1930s by Rafael Barril, the historic 312-acre estate Mas d’en Gil, in the isolated inland region of Priorat, is one of the original producers of the wine which bears the region’s name. For the past 30 years, under the heading of the Rovira family, the tradition begun by Barril is being carried on. As it such that the ideal grapes for wine are those that have been made to struggle, it is the difficult soil of this region which has made Priorat renowned for the quality and character of the wine it produces.
The concentration of the grapes, grown on hearty old vines, and kept fresh by the cool Garbinada breeze thanks to this estate’s close proximity to the sea, is evident in the intense fruit and freshness of the nose. Hints of the southern region Ilicorella soil in its subtle minerality, with rich forest floor adding depth and substance. Elegant and beautifully expressed, it will gain even more nuance with age. All in all, a fantastic wine, and one of our top favorites from Spain.