POTENTE

GRAPE: Garnacha (65%), Merlot (15%), Cariñena (Samsó, 10%), and Syrah (10%)

APPELLATION: Montsant DO.

VINIFICATION: Fermented and macerated for several weeks in cement tanks.

TASTING NOTES: Impressive purity wine that reveals vivacity and depth. Wild red and black berry flavors, cherry, spices and crushed rocks. A serious wine at an extremely friendly price.

FOOD PAIRING: Chili con carne, barbecued beef with dry marinade, duck salad with strawberries, filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, mixed grill of beef, sausage and chicken, rib-eye steak with parmesan and salad, moussaka.

RATINGS HISTORY:

              

  • 93 James Suckling, vntg 2019.
  • 95 by wine critic Carolyn Hammond Evans “The Toronto Star” Canada, vntg 2018.
  • 92 Wine Enthusiast, vntg 2018.
  • 91 Wine & Spirits, vntg 2018.
  • 93 James Suckling, vntg 2016.
  • 90 Vinous, vntg 2016.

Tech Sheet:

Potente DO Montsant 12 pk case design

PRODUCER:
Eva López met Capçanes viticultors in Montsant area and from the beginning she knew she had found people who really produce wines true to their origins using indigenous grape varieties.. Capçanes is located 100 miles southwest of Barcelona, 20 miles inland from the Mediterranean sea, is the heart of a long wine growing history dating back to the middle ages.

She made the decision to develop POTENTE project in this incredible area in Catalonia making a blend of garnacha, merlot, samsó & syrah that shows the truth of the typicality and elegance of this area created by small plots, hard inclinations and sustainable agriculture in the typical terraces. Neal Martin said once “If Priorat is Pauillac then Montsant is Margaux”.