keskiviikko 21. joulukuuta 2011
Franck Massard Priorat Humilitat 2009
Franck Massard Priorat "Humilitat" 2009
14,9% abv; 60% Garnacha, 40% Cariñena. A very enjoyable, though young, wine from an area I usually dislike. The first thing that strikes me is how there is none of that toffeed oak character or over-ripeness of fruit that is so characteristic of most Priorats I have had. A quick search on the internet suggests that only 30% of the wine sees oak, and of that 30% only half is new oak. Reading the label I was expecting a huge wine, but by Priorat standards this is elegant. The alcohol doesn't show except as slight warmth on the finish. This isn't harshly extracted but instead seems very light on its feet. It has enough acidity and tannin to make the very sweet and ripe fruit seem very fresh and refreshing. If all Priorat were like this, I would be a fan of the area.