Priorat Blanco "Coma Alta," Mas d'en Gil
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Priorat Blanco "Coma Alta," Mas d'en Gil - 2016

Item # 29888 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Tasting Notes

A vibrant, white Priorat, made from the local Grenache Blanc grape that comes from a 1 ha planting. The Mas d'en Gil estate began in 1860 when a Francesc Gil acquired the estate. Today, the estate thrives in the hands of the Rovira family. Sisters, Pilar and Marta Rovira have been instrumental in elevating this estate into one of the top producers of the region.

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Staff Pick Notes

Coma Alta is the “enfant terrible” of Mas d’en Gil and gives birth to a lively, savory, white wine. It is also the name of the vineyard plot, facing northeast and grown in the world famous licorella slate, located at the highest point of the Valle de la Coma in Priorat, Its a Grenache Blanc/Viognier blend that reminds me of fresh, raw, almonds, peach blossom and crushed wet stones. It is well structured, rich and big boned, has a very subtle side that viognier blends often fail to acheive. This wine is great with tempura, lemon-herb chicken and just about anything pork related. ,

- EG

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