Costers del Priorat 2018 'Blanc de Pissarres', Priorat, Spain

Costers del Priorat 2018 'Blanc de Pissarres', Priorat, Spain

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Costers del Priorat 2018 'Blanc de Pissarres', Priorat, Spain

Blanc de Pissarres is derived from the word “pizarra” which is  “slate” in Spanish. Made in small quantities, this white wine is sourced  from selected parcels in the vineyards of Sant Martí and Mas Alsera. It  is a blend of three local varieties: Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, and  Pedro Ximénez.

Winemaker: Jose Mas Barberà

Farming: Organic. Animal traction is used to work the soil on the steep terraces and chemicals are never used, only natural organic and biodynamic treatments are utilized, the winery is practicing organic.

Varieties: 55% Garnacha Blanca, 38% Macabeo, and 7% Pedro Ximénez 

Terroir: Llicorella (black, decomposed slate) in Priorat zones Sant Martí and Mas Caldera at 300m to 375m elevation. Vines planted in 1950 and 1975 

Vinification: Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed with 10 days of skin contact before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. 

Aging: Finished in 1,000L foudres. 

By utilizing only yeast from the vineyards for spontaneous fermentation and placing the wines in a multitude of vessels (amphora, cement, demi-muids and large foudres) that allow air exchange, Jose achieves power through elegance. This philosophy is the oppo- site of “one size fits all” winemaking. 

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