Good morning to you all. The sun is making an appearance again after a spot of rain yesterday so why not celebrate with a bottle of this? It's new and worth more than a quick look.
The seven hectare Mas La Mola estate has been in the Ferrando family for 150 years. Today, the viticulture, winemaking and blending are carried out by Jordi Masdeu (a young Spaniard who spent time working in the wine trade in London) and Alessandro Marchesan. The duo’s approach to making wine is artisanal, with a diminutive winery tucked away in the streets of Poboleda, in the north of Priorat.
The vineyards are planted in two different areas in the Poboleda district. The 40 year old Macabeo vines are planted on low yielding gravel soils next to a river (which provides vital irrigation to the root system during the hot summers), while the parcels of old Garnatxa Blanca, Garnatxa and Pedro Ximénez vines are planted on the steep Llicorella slate slopes between 300 and 800 metres above sea level. The unique llicorella slate is said to impart a pronounced mineral character to the wines.
Mas la Mola 'Vi D'Altura' Priorat 2016 @ £29.95 - Buy it here!
Deep ruby in colour with a youthful purple hue, this wine has intense and layered aromas of black cherries, blueberries, spicy oak notes and a smoky minerality. This Priorat is full bodied and powerful, with ripe tannins, mouth-watering acidity and a long, fruit-driven finish.
Not only is it absolutely mouthwatering, it's also carbon neutral, grown sustainably and vegan! Count me in. Cheers!