Ferrer Bobet’s Priorat is produced from their own vineyards planted in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and grapes from 20 year old vineyards near Porrera. It’s a Carignan-based blend consisting of Carignan (65%), Grenache (25%), Syrah (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). If fulfills the vision of elegance, freshness and detail that were the key reasons for starting the estate.
The vineyards are managed in a way fundamental to the philosophy of Ferrer Bobet: the development of a strict organic viticulture which completely excludes the use of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards which were planted in 2004, 2005 and 2006 on licorella slate terraces and hillsides. Grapes are picked by hand into small 10kg bins, and selected berry by berry on a double sorting table before being transferred to tanks by gravity.
The winemaking is based on the principle that fastidious viticulture is the basis for the quality of the wine. Fermentation takes place in 15 and 30 Hl wooden, stainless steel and cement vats. Malolactic fermentation and ageing occurs in fine-grained, lightly toasted French oak barrels, 60% new, for 12 months. Bottling is unfined and unfiltered.
In 2017, the harvest yields of Northern Spain were drastically reduced by Spring frost. Although quantities were lower overall, the resulting wines were of excellent quality, with great concentration, higher acidity and a very ripe, pure expression of fruit.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Grenache, Syrah
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Wine Advocate - "The eponymous 2017 Ferrer-Bobet is a blend of 65% Cariñena, 25% Garnacha, 15% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon mostly from their own vines planted between 2004 and 2005 on llicorella slate on terraces and slopes, higher in Cariñena in this warmer year. It fermented after a short cold maceration and matured in French barriques for 12 months. This is fresh and elegant, a character of Cariñena on poor soils. The wine has good ripeness but no with no excess; it has floral aromas and even an herbal touch. It's supple and spicy and has magical freshness. It has more Cariñena than ever."
Other Wines by this Producer
Ferrer Bobet's Vinyes Velles is an old vine blend of Carignane (70%) and Grenache (30%). It's produced from some of the best steep slate hillside and terraced vineyards in Priorat. Though the "second wine" of Ferrer Bobet, the initial 2005 release put Ferrer Bobet on the wine world map. Two of the most important publications in Spain named it their wine of the year, and accolades came pouring in from Russia, the UK and the US. It launched the Ferrer Bobet mission of creating wines of elegance and purity, and the message has resonated.
Selecció Especial Vinyes Velles is 100% Carignane from hundred year old vines in some of the best vineyards in Priorat, in one of the coolest, steepest and highest elevations of the appellation, factors which contribute to optimal phenolic ripeness and help preserve flavors and acidity. A wine of truly profound fruit and minerality.