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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Cellar Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat 2008
Cellar Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat 2008
(search item no. 110760)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Garnacha, Mazuelo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot including fruit from Pasanau's youngest vines in La Morera. Aged in third- and fourth-year American and French oak from six to eight months according to variety.

Blend: 70% Garnacha, 20% Mazuelo, 4% Syrah, 4% Cabernet, 2% Merlot

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About Cellar Pasanau:

The Pasanau family are perennial growers in Priorat, with vineyards located in the highest municipality of the region, literally skirting the sheer rock wall of the Sierra de Montscant, which forms the Priorat's viticulture boundary to its north and west.

At over 2,400 feet, Pasanau's "Finca La Planeta" dominates the regional landscape and experiences Priorat's widest daily temperature variation. This helps to retain freshness in the concentrated, late-harvested grapes, resulting in a uniquely tight-knit, albeit typically powerful Priorat style. The long, arid growing season, as elsewhere in Priorat, severely limits yields while packing the fruit with mineral extract and complexity.