Genium Poboleda 2012

Region: Priorat D.O.Q.

Grapes: 75% Garnacha and 25% Cariñena
Vintage: 2012
Color: Red

This wine is produced under the new Priorat denomination Vi de Vila, which seeks to recognize individual villages with historic vineyards. It also highlights the features and characteristics of each terroir of Priorat. The Vi de Vila wines need to have a minimum of 70% of their blend made up of Garnacha and Cariñena, the 2 typical grapes of Priorat. The finished wines are assessed for typicity by the Regulating Council before being allowed to use the village name on the label.

This wine is made from estate-grown fruit harvested around the village of Poboleda. The hand-harvested grapes underwent a 48 hour pre-fermentation cold soak followed by temperature controlled fermentation, between 29° to 32° celsius, in small stainless steel vats. Maceration lasted for 30 days. The wine was aged in new French Allier oak barrels of various toasts and coopers for 12 months. Bottled unfiltered.


Publication Score Comments
Wine & Spirits Magazine 94 Despite the weight of its ripe fruit, this wine has the structure to support it. A blend of garnacha (70 percent) and carignan, all off of very old vineyards around the village of Poboleda, this needs years in the cellar, so that those deep red fruit flavors acquire nuance. The acidity, firm, always on guard, is the guarantee of longevity.
October 2017