Grenache Carignan Shiraz Mourvedre Cabernet Sauvignon Priorat Spain
When Charlotte and Christopher Cannan acquired Figueras in 1997, the primary attraction of the estate was a block of old Cariñena and Grenache vines, surrounded by an endowment of fallow terraces which beckoned to be brought back to productive health. Two decades later, the younger plantings of Cabernet, Mourvedre and Syrah are now fully mature, grown to grueling llicorella soils, capable of only the most frugal yields, picked by hand and treated to traditional open vat ferments, the fruit of a remarkable region which has been making wine for millennia.
Cherry colour, bright violet hues. Wild red fruit notes, currant and plum bouquets, toastyness and cummin, caraway and smoke. A fresh palate of ripe punnett flavours, blueberries and olive, dried herbs, tomato leaf and milled spice, seamlessly structured on a length of powdery tannins, elegant, lingering, supported by a veneer of supple cocoa oak.