Ferrer Bobet

Priorat 2013

Priorat, Spain

Ferrer Bobet Priorat is produced primarily from Ferrer Bobet’s own vineyards. If fulfills the vision of elegance, freshness and detail that were the reasons for starting the estate. Exacting as always, the first vintage was not released until 8 years after the vines were planted. Of the 172 acres that make up the estate, only 37 have been planted, in line with their respect for the biodiversity of the land. 

VINEYARD

The vineyards are managed in a way fundamental to the philosophy of Ferrer Bobet: the development of a strict organic viticulture which completely excludes the use of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards which were planted in 2004, 2005 and 2006 on licorella slate terraces and hillsides. Grapes are picked by hand into small 10kg bins, and selected berry by berry on a double sorting table before being transferred to tanks by gravity.

WINEMAKING

The winemaking is based on the principle that fastidious viticulture is the basis for the quality of the wine. Fermentation takes place in 15 and 30 Hl wooden, stainless steel and cement vats. Malolactic fermentation and ageing occurs in fine-grained, lightly toasted French oak barrels, 60% new, for 9 months. Bottling is unfined and unfiltered.

Color

Red

Appellation

Priorat, Spain

Suggested Retail Price

$46.00

Reviews

"elegant and fresh"

Robert Parker Wine Advocate - "The straight 2013 Ferrer-Bobet, a new red, is a blend of 48% Cariñena, 22% Garnacha, 23% Syrah and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and is a kind of homage to the wines from the beginning of Priorat. The grapes are sourced from their young vines planted in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and used for the first time in 2013 complemented with the fruit from some 20-year-old vines around the village of Porrera. It fermented in a combination of stainless steel and oak vats and matured in French oak barrels (60% of them new) for some 12 months. There are some notes of evolution, fruit and wet slate with an herbal twist. The palate is quite elegant and fresh, with some creamy notes, quite fresh and balanced. It does show the character they were looking for. 11,000 bottles were produced and filled in August 2014." - Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Trade Materials

Other Wines by this Producer

Vinyes Velles

Ferrer Bobet's Vinyes Velles is an old vine blend of Carignane (70%) and Grenache (30%). It's produced from some of the best steep slate hillside and terraced vineyards in Priorat. Though the "second wine" of Ferrer Bobet, the initial 2005 release put Ferrer Bobet on the wine world map. Two of the most important publications in Spain named it their wine of the year, and accolades came pouring in from Russia, the UK and the US. It launched the Ferrer Bobet mission of creating wines of elegance and purity, and the message has resonated.

Selecció Especial

Selecció Especial Vinyes Velles is 100% Carignane from hundred year old vines in some of the best vineyards in Priorat, in one of the coolest, steepest and highest elevations of the appellation, factors which contribute to optimal phenolic ripeness and help preserve flavors and acidity. A wine of truly profound fruit and minerality.