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Mas d'En Compte Celler Cal Pla Blanco Priorat 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"A blend of 50% Garnacha Blanca, 25% Xarel-lo, and 25% Piquepoul from 80+ year old vines at 1050-1500 feet above sea level. Six months in French and American oak. The vineyards for the main Mas d'en Compte wines are incredibly steep-sided and rather haphazard with ancient vines literally clinging to the eroding soil for dear life." -Importer WINERY: "One of the oldest grape-growing families in the Priorat, the Sangenis family had historically sold the entirety of their production to the local coop until 1995 when they formed a new company, Mas d'en Compte, to bottle wine under their own name. Now, young Joan Sangenis manages the estate and makes the wines and has converted the entire estate away from chemical pesticides and herbicides." "In a region where almost everyone has a few vines over 50 years old, the Sangenis family’s entire vineyard is practically this old, with several small parcels of 100+ year old vines of Grenache and Carignan. Also, they are one of the few holders of extremely old vine white Grenache, a varietal that many properties have ripped out. This old vine material means that yields are extremely low and concentration quite high." -Importer

Region: Spain » Catalunya » Priorat

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  • 2011

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Winery: Mas d'en Compte
Color: White
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"A blend of 50% Garnacha Blanca, 25% Xarel-lo, and 25% Piquepoul from 80+ year old vines at 1050-1500 feet above sea level. Six months in French and American oak. The vineyards for the main Mas d'en Compte wines are incredibly steep-sided and rather haphazard with ancient vines literally clinging to the eroding soil for dear life." -Importer WINERY: "One of the oldest grape-growing families in the Priorat, the Sangenis family had historically sold the entirety of their production to the local coop until 1995 when they formed a new company, Mas d'en Compte, to bottle wine under their own name. Now, young Joan Sangenis manages the estate and makes the wines and has converted the entire estate away from chemical pesticides and herbicides." "In a region where almost everyone has a few vines over 50 years old, the Sangenis family’s entire vineyard is practically this old, with several small parcels of 100+ year old vines of Grenache and Carignan. Also, they are one of the few holders of extremely old vine white Grenache, a varietal that many properties have ripped out. This old vine material means that yields are extremely low and concentration quite high." -Importer

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