Mas Martinet

Spain, Catalunya

 
 

Biodynamic


The wines of Priorat are today Spain’s most mineral, elegant reds. They are equals of the best that the French Mediterranean and  Italy produces.  It is a wild region, of steep, terraced vineyards that date to Roman times.  Its typical terroir is composed mainly of ragged and broken slate (schist, or llicorella in the Catalan dialect), lending distinct character and finesse to the region’s best wines.  The winemaking of Sara Perez at Mas Martinet is at once simple and brilliant as described by Drew Matich from Pulling the Cork, August 2009: “. . . the bottom line is this: Sara’s wines faithfully reflect the grapes of the vineyard in any given year. There are no winemaker games played to optimize or equalize the wine across different vintages. The grapes are blended, fermented, and aged as they come out of the vineyard. And from our tastings, the results were amazing.”

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Priorat Menut 40% Grenache, 20%Carignan, 30% Syrah, 10% Merlot 10 years Slate-based soil (llicorella)  Sustainable
Bru Priorat 60% Garnatxa (Grenache), 25% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 10-20 years Slate-based soil (llicorella) Biodynamic
Degustació No. 7 Carignan Priorat Carignan 25 years Slate-based soil (llicorella) Biodynamic
Els Escurçons Priorat Garnatxa negra (Red Grenache) 15 years Slate-based soil (llicorella) Biodynamic
Clos Martinet Priorat 80% Garnatxa negra (Red Grenache), 20% Carinyena (Carignan) 15 years (Grenache) and 70 years (Carignan) Slate-based soil (llicorella) Biodynamic
Camí Pesseroles Priorat 80% Garnatxa negra (Red Grenache), 20% Carinyena (Carignan) 15 years (Grenache) and 70 years (Carignan) Slate-based soil (llicorella) Biodynamic