(Celler Mas Doix)
Another Selectus Wines raid through the front door into the magical essence of the fabulous wines of Priorat, this time those of Celler Mas Doix. Although they have a wonderful wine history behind them, the journey having started with the Doix family five generations ago, they “reinvented” their wines in 1998 when they joined forces with the Llagostera family. Since then they continue to surprise the market with their fantastic, elegant and fresh style wines. Located in the village of Poboleda, they enjoy more clement weather than other Priorat villages, which brings freshness to the vineyards where the fruit matures more slowly and gradually. Celler Mas Doix is a tiny, artisanal bodega of remarkable quality which respects tradition as much as possible and which reflects the personality of the Priorat soil and vines with accuracy.
Seductive dark cherry red colour.
Shy. Needs a bit of time. Very evident black fruit. Very elegant notes of toast and chocolate. Mineral fragrance embellished with new leather.
Tasty. With many fruity sensations. Medium bodied. Fresher than on the nose, it is really long and powerful. Well made, you just want to carry on drinking it.
Doix is a prodigy of a wine which casts a spell and seduces with every sip. The bodega’s distinctive top wine is from 4 hectares of vineyards located on “costers” (terraces) of “licorella” (slate soil) between 350 and 500 metres above sea level. The grapes come from old Grenache and Carignan vines planted in around 1902. With 16 months of aging in French oak, the wine today shows remarkable balance. The 2009 has a Priorat soul that draws from the most “visceral” roots of the region and shows a freshness unheard of from its playmates in the region. This is because Doix is undoubtedly one of the greatest players within the Spanish “Dream Team” which should be included in every wine lover’s collection of “wise wines”. This is a fine example that can be enjoyed now but which will improve flawlessly over the next five years. Beautiful melted slate in a glass.