Vinyes Velles 2014
Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles Priorat 2014 is a blend of Carignane (70%) and Grenache (30%), from hundred year old vines in 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.
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 grow on vineyard sites with steep 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.
Fermentation takes place in 15 and 30 Hl wooden and stainless steel tanks, with malolactic fermentation and aging in fine-grained, lightly toasted new French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottling is unfined and unfiltered, and the wine is bottle aged for a minimum of 11 months.
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Jeb Dunnuck - "The 2014 Vinyes Velles is a beautiful wine, and certainly up with the crème de la crème in the vintage. Based on 70% Carinyana and 30% Garnacha aged 15 months in French oak, it sports a crazy purple color as well as sensational notes of plums, liquid violets, blackberries, graphite, and a damp earth-like minerality. This full-bodied, incredibly pure Priorat has integrated acidity, a sexy, layered texture, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It’s an awesome expression of Carinyana to enjoy over the coming decade." Jeb Dunnuck
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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.
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.