Ritme Celler, Etern, DOQ PrioratRegular price €60.00
A very rare find: barely two thousand bottles a year are made of this intense, expressive red wine, aged in the finest Allier oak barrels.
A number of rare things combine to make this rare wine: the tiny quantities of fruit—hardly a pound or two per plant—that come from the seventy-plus year old Carinyena and Garnatxa vines; the challenging combination of the slate terroir and harsh extremes of climate on Priorat's steep hillsides; and the extraordinary skill and labour of winemaker Albert Jane.
The grapes are harvested by hand, with selection carried out in the vineyards and again in the cellar. The resulting wine is aged for twelve months in the best one year old, lightly toasted Allier oak barrels.
‘Inky ruby. A complex bouquet
evokes vibrant dark berry, incense and
potpourri, along with smoky minerals and
candied licorice. The concentrated, sharply
focused palate reveals bitter cherry and
cassis flavors that spread out and sweeten in
the glass. Densely packed yet lithe, with
superb finishing clarity and harmonious
tannins that fold smoothly into the wine’s
intense fruit. ’
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
Among the many awards for this special wine are the following:
- 93/100 points Guía Peñín 2019
- 92/100 points Guía Peñín 2018
- 93/100 points Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2018
- 92/100 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2018
|Supplier's website||Ritme Celler|
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||80% Carinyena, 20% Garnatxa|