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Date Printed: 8/1/2015
Onix Priorat 2007
Onix Priorat 2007
(search item no. 94878)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2015: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

(Garnacha Old Vines, CariƱena Old Vines)

Average age of the vines is 55 years old are planted on slopes called "Costers" by the locals,there is no irrigation. The soils are slate called "Llicorella" and yields are extremely low. Stainless steel fermented.

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About Onix:

Vinicola del Priorat has spent a great deal of money in upgrading its facilities with the latest in winemaking technology. After years of selling their wines in bulk to the rest of the producers in Priorato, they hired a young and dynamic winemaker, and started producing high-quality bottled wines. In summary, it has been a complete overhaul. The winery is located in the town of Gratallops in the heart of Priorato, province of Tarragona .

This winery today controls about 60% of all the production in Priorat. The grape varieties are 54% Mazuela, 40% Garnacha and 2% Garnacha Blanca. The vineyards are located at an altitude between 600 and 3,000 feet above sea level. The vines are trained in the vaso shape system. The soils are mostly dark slate known in Priorato as Licorellas in the areas of higher altitudes, intertwined with pebbles of quartzite.