Variety: Grenache and Carignan
Terroir: Schist soil; 650 meters in elevation; 80-110 year old vines; north facing slopes
Winemaking: hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in oak vat, 4 week maceration; 16 months in a 2700L French oak foudre
Wine Advocate 97+
The 2017 Nit de Nin Mas d’en Caçador is a vintage they talk about like this: “We will remember this vintage as one of the most extreme of the decade, along with that of 2012. It is in years like these that the work we do in the field is rewarded. In spite of the climatic exceptionality, we have acidity and pH that seem like a miracle to us. Our vines did not suffer the severe frosts of this 2017.” The wine has lower alcohol than the 2016 but the same pH of 3.3; insultingly young and tender, it doesn’t feel like the wine had a long élevage in oak. It has kept very good freshness and great balance. It’s tasty, pungent and long, with power and elegance and all the components to develop nicely in bottle. 1,440 bottles were filled in April 2019.