Cal Batllet D'Iatra Priorat 2016

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If you’ve never tried Priorat before, this is the perfect place to start. It’s a pretty explosive blend of Carignan, Garnacha, Cab Sauv and Syrah, but it’s smooth and approachable at the same time.

Marc named this wine D’Iatra after his 11 year-old son Artai, spelt backwards. If you look at the label you’ll see Artai dreaming about touching the stars and the moon. There’s a bit of Petit Prince and Jack and the Beanstalk in there, a mix of dreams and fairytales.

Priorat is a high and hot region just two hours from Barcelona, and everything grown here is so intense in flavour. Not just grapes for the wines - but the olives, vegetables and herbs all taste insane. So the wines from here are pretty full on, but they have a lovely freshness from the altitude that makes them incredibly elegant and drinkable.

Priorat can be a bit of a beast when drunk young. But thankfully for you, Marc has aged this 6 years for you so it’s drinking perfectly right now.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 62% Carinyena, 22% Garnatxa, 14% Cab Sauv, 2%Syrah
Country Spain
Region of origin Catalonia
Appellation DOQ Priorat - Vi De Vila
Vintage 2016
Alcohol % 14.5
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 14
Type of Oak 225 L French
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 30 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 300
Soil type(s) Slate
Closure Type Natural cork
Is this wine organic? Yes, but not certified
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? No
Ageing potential 10 years
Ideal drinking window 2021- 2026

Just two hours from Barcelona, I love drinking and visiting Priorat - if you like your reds big, and with tons going on, then Marc’s wines are for you.

Ferran was sommelier at the famed El Bulli for 13 years, and now writes for JancisRobinson.com as the Spanish wine writer. There probably isn’t a more respected wine palate in Spain.

Read more about Marc.

When I Zoomed with Marc he told me this goes perfectly with paella - which was so weird because I was making paella for dinner that night. And I never make paella. Weirdness aside, the match was perfect.

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Noel (Dublin)
Ouch!

Lovely nose of dark fruits & herbs, quite full bodied, but the alcohol sticks out at the end for me.
If you like your wines big & alcoholic, this is for you.

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