Tomas Cusine Cusine El Vilosell 2006

Red Blends from Priorat, Spain

Price: $19.29
Item No. 96659
  • ST91
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • ST91

Winemaker's Notes

Blending of 65% Tempranillo, 17% Merlot, 13%Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Syrah.

The vines are supported by vase and trellis, in a clay-calcareous and franc-clay soil. Hand harvested and cooled in cold-storage rooms before going through the selection table. Fermentation takes place at a temperature of 22-24°C. There is a 10-day skin soaking. A nine-month ageing in French oak barrels followed the wine's secondary fermentation (20% in barrels, 80% in stainless steel tanks). Bottled in January 2008, with soft filtering, being clarified with egg white. 14'3% alcohol by vol and 3.53 ph.

Critical Acclaim

"Opaque ruby. Cassis, violet and cured meat on the nose, with slow-building oak spices. Licorice and mineral notes gain strength with air and carry onto the palate, adding complexity to the sweet cherry and blackcurrant flavors. Finishes with good grip and lingering dark berry notes. "
91 Points

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Venator - Swedesboro, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I have been trying a lot of Spanish wines lately. I didn't care for this one. I generally like the earthiness of Old World wines, but this one seemed to taste more like dirt than earth.
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Gbeneze - Towanda, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/6/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Outstanding blend. Received the bottle as a gift and was surprised by how good it is, especially with dark chocolate.
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Learn About Tomas Cusine Map ItMap It

After helping to lead the now famous Castell del Remei estate into the world spotlight, Tomas Cusine has headed off on his own with a new estate in the old historic village of El Vilosell. This very high altitude property (at 700-750 meters) is located in an area that has very dramatic temperature differences between night and day and can easily be pronounced as having its own...

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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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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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