Cellar Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat 2010
Red Wine from Priorat, Spain
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ceps Nous is blended with Garnacha, Mazuelo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, including fruit from Pasanau's most recently planted vineyards in La Morera. Aged in third- and fourth-year American and French oak from three to six months according to variety, this is a fresh interpretation of Priorat with ample intensity and body.
"Give this time in the glass and the feral scents of leather and game fade, while fruitier scents emerge. A young-vine blend of garnacha (70 percent) along with merlot, cabernet and syrah, this has brash energy, wild in texture, with a clarity and honesty to its black fruit flavor. Serve it with a steak. Best Buy."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2010 Ceps Nous is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 30% Merlot, 5% Syrah and 20% Carinena. It has a very elegant nose of raspberry, wild strawberry and fennel. The palate is very well-balanced with a succulent core of spicy red fruit. The Carinena is very expressive, with wonderful balance and composure towards its smooth but structured finish. This represents outstanding value Priorat and has the substance to age well. Drink 2013-2025."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright ruby. Lively, sharply focused red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by smoky minerals, black tea and anise. Fresh black raspberry and cherry skin flavors display impressive depth, with zesty minerality adding spine. Turns spicier with air and finishes with very good clarity and length. This wine should be even better with a couple of more years bottle age.
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