Celler Cal Pla - Planots Priorat 2013
Celler Cal Pla - Planots Priorat 2013 (95 TSW)
Wow!!! What an amazing wine
Cal Pla is one of those old family wineries that survived the devastating plague of phylloxera in an environment as inhospitable as Priorat. The winery was built in 1814 as an extension of the manor house of the family Pla i Monlleó, which, as generations went by, derived in the current family surname Sangenís.
Cal Pla is located in the town of Porrera. In Cal Pla never stopped making more or less quantities of wines. However, it was in 1996 when the young Joan Sangenís, with oenology studies, made an abrupt turn when he created the brand and bottled his first wines.
The winery 25 hectares of vineyards, distributed in several farms.
Planots is its Premium wine, with a very limited production. It is made with an average of 50% of Grenache and 50% of Carignan. The vineyards were planted by Joan Sangenís' grandfather 100 years ago, facing south, on sloping slate soils, at an altitude of 500 metres. The grapes macerate for 30 days with their skins, the fermentation is carried out in deposits at a controlled temperature and they remain for 16 months in new French oak barrels.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep red color with purple edges.
On the medium++ amazing nose delicate aromas of ripe blackberries, black cherries, blueberries with well integrated hints of black pepper, herbs, barrique and chocolate.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Very complex and concentrated aromas of ripe black plums, blackberries, liquorice, spices and light vanilla. Great, fresh and concentrated wine from Priorat with a beautiful long aftertaste. Still young with a beautiful life ahead