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2008 Mayor Viticultors, Glop, Priorat

The Temporary Winery, Image from Mayol Viticultors

I grabbed this selection from Mayol Viticultors because it was an unknown producer to me, it is from Priorat, and priced at $18.  This is a family run estate with a long history of cultivating vines.  After early awards for wine during the 1870s and 1880s, for the next century it appear the family primarily sold their grapes in bulk.  Between 1979 and 1991 additional land was acquired and the vineyards were replanted in an effort to grow high quality grapes.  Mayol Viticulturs was founded in 2000 and they started producing their own wines in 2004.

Torroja del Priorat des de La Plana d'en Ricard, Image from Mayol Viticultors

Les Pereroles, Image from Mayol Viticultors

There are five vineyards totalling 25 hectares located in Torroja del Priorat and Porrera.  Half of the vineyards are used for production while the rest are still maturing.  The vineyards lie at an altitude of 300 to 650 meters and contain soils mainly of Llicorella.  The vast majority of the vines are seven to thirty years old.

This wine is distributed by Elite Wines and available for sale, at the low price, of $18 at MacArthur’s.  This would make a good introduction to an international style wine from Priorat.  I am certainly curious to try their Brogit and Torroja selections.

 2008 Mayor Viticultors, Glop, Priorat
This wine is a blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, and 10% Carignan that was aged in oak barrels for four months.  This wine was drunk over two nights.  The nose has aromas of maple syrup on waffles with very gritty, purple aromas.  The nose is a little bit heady, with some hard, woody herb notes.  In the mouth there is blacker fruit, again heady, with stone-like delivery of flavors.  These good-textured dark blue fruits reminded Jenn of “fruit cobbler.”  The aftertaste leaves lip coating tannins. The wild nature of this wine remind me of the vineyard images.  *** Now-2017.

  1. Allen
    December 24, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Just bought a bottle of this at our local wine merchant this evening. Anxious to try it. Instead, we opened a 2008 Massos Priorat and are enjoying it right now.

    • December 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

      I shall look out for the Massos. Please let me know what you think of the Glop. Happy Holidays!

  1. October 24, 2012 at 8:03 am

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