Bodegas Mas Alta Artigas Priorat 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Priorat, Spain

$45.00 $22.99
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Item No. 107995
  • red wine
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Nice cherry color. Very expressive nose with aromas of mocha, black cherry, tobacco associated to a toasted note and balsamico. In the mouth it is very open, unctuous and mineral, with lots of plum and red fruit flavors. It is a blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is aged for 16 months in 35% new Allier barrels and the rest in one and two year old Allier barrels.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright red. Intense red berry aromas are complemented by minerals, baking spices and fresh rose. Supple raspberry and cherry flavors are firmed by dusty tannins and given grip by tangy minerals. Sappy and sweet on the persistent finish, which leaves subtle oak spices behind. This is drinking very nicely right now. Michel Tardieu, of Rhone Valley renown, is behind this project; this is the inaugural vintage."
91 Points

Learn About Bodegas Mas Alta

Based in the traditional village of Vilella Alta, BODEGAS MAS ALTA is the culmination of five Belgian partners' common desire to produce a great wine. This dream is now taking shape thanks to the advice of Michel Tardieu and Philippe Cambie, and as the result of the work done by a passionate team every day. Choice of vineyard is crucial for the production of highly expressive...

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Learn About Priorat

(pree-ohr-aht) The Catalans call it Priorat, most others in Spain say Priorato - however you choose to pronounce it, it's easy to see it has been an up-and-coming region for Spain, sparking envy among collectors. The region has become something of a cult wine producer, creating wines that cost up to 5 times that of a quality Rioja. The region has a special soil, called...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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