Gratavinum - GV5 2013
Producer: Gratavinum
Wine name: GV5
Classification: Priorat
Varieties: ,
ABV: 15.0

Inky black, with roasted, meaty aromas, baked plums and graphite. Warming and delicious on the palate, with great balance and perfect evolution. Roasted fruits, fully evolved tannins. Everything in its place. A big wine but with surprising drinkability, and one that really speaks of this hot, mountainous region.

There’s more wood influence here than with this winery’s 2πr or Silvestris cuvées – and this is my only quibble with it. That said, the oak is well integrated, if still noticeable.

85% Carinyena & 15% Garnatxa.

This winery is owned by the same family as Pares Balta in Penedes, and operates under the same ethics – biodynamic viticulture, low intervention in the winery.