The International Wine Review November/December Issue published “Report #39: The World of Grenache.” The Artisan Collection is proud to have nine of our wines receive stand out ratings. Please read more below:
Christian Leperchois 2011 Lunar Apogé Lirac Red 90+ pts
The Lunar Apogé 2011 Lirac Red is a blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 25% Syrah. It reveals meaty, dark red fruit on the nose with hints of garrigue and truffles. It has ripe flavors on the palate with a velvet elegant texture, firm tannins and a pleasant finish. A delicious wine from low yielding, biodynamic mountain vineyards.
Christian Leperchois 2011 Lunar Apogé Cotes du Rhone 88 pts
The 2011 Lunar Apogé is a blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre and 10% Cinsault. It offers aromas of blackberry fruit and herbs. It is medium weight and has a silky texture with good fruit intensity and firm tannins on the finish. Certified biodynamic and organic.
Coca I Fito 2012 Jaspi Maragada Montsant 88+ pts
The 2012 Jaspi Maragda is a blend of 55% Garnatxa, 25 Carinena, and 20% Syrah. It is sourced from 30 year-old vines and is aged for six months in French and American oak. Medium ruby in color it is light-bodied with aromas of dried cherry and oak on the nose. It offers a palate of red berry fruit with some earthy nuances, good acidity and firm dry tannins on the finish.
Coca I Fito 2010 Jaspi Negri Montsant 90 pts
The 2010 Jaspi Negri is a blend of 45% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah. It displays red fruit and vanilla notes on the nose and has a lush palate revealing pure dark red fruit, good purity and length and firm, ripe tannins. Very good
Vinicola del Priorat 2011 Onix Classic Priorat 90 pts
The 2011 Onix Classic exhibits a dark ruby color and aro- mas of plum with hints of earth and meat. A blend of 50% Cariñena and 50% Garnacha, it is soft and lush on the palate with round firm tannins and a solid finish.
Vinicola del Priorat 2011 Clos Gebrat Priorat 91 pts
The 2011 Clos Gebrat is a delicious blend of 40% Grenache, 35% Cariñena, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has an earthy mineral nose, a soft texture, and spicy dark red fruit flavors. It is rich with balsamic and mineral notes and is beautifully balanced and almost unctuous on the finish.
Vinicola del Priorat 2011 Onix Fusió Priorat 91 pts
Fusió is a lovely blend of 40% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena, and 40% Syrah. Sourced from 60+ year old vines, it displays dark red fruit and herbs with hints of earth and minerals. Aged four months in new French oak, it is soft and lush on the palate with ripe dark plum fruit, excellent balance, and a long finish.
Bodega Quo 2011 Quo Campo de Borja 89 pts
Dark ruby. Rich and concentrated black plum with outstanding purity of flavor. Light toasted oak and a hint of earth and licorice. Soft and velvet smooth with acidity plus, firm round tannins and dark fruit flavors on the finish. Well done. Great value.
Bodega Quo 2011 Old Vines Grenache Campo de Borja 90 pts
Dark ruby. A blend of 80% Garnacha from low yielding vineyards and 20% Tempranillo. Rich and concentrated black plum and raspberry. Light toasted oak and a hint of earth and licorice. Soft and velvet smooth with acidity plus firm round tannins and dark fruit flavors on the finish. Well done.