Vineyards over 100 years old with tiny yields that produce wines of character and superior quality. That, coupled with unequalled local knowledge of the much sought after Priorat terroir and first class winemakers is the secret of Cims de Porrera and the reason they are able to bring out the best of their local varietals, Cariñena and Garnacha.
Priorat is without doubt one of Spain ́s most premium regions with world wide recognition for producing world class wines and Cims de Porrera are at the summit of quality here. [Captura de pantalla 2016-04-18 13.26.08]
The winery was founded in 1996 by artist Lluis Llach and one of Spain ́s most influential winemaking families, the Perez Ovejero family. The idea from the beginning was to improve the quality of the wines made in the local cooperative and to offer a good price to the farmers for the quality of grapes they were producing. Following the immediate initial success, the prestigious Perelada wine group invested in the project and Jose Luis Perez passed on the role of winemaker and general manager to his son, Adria.
The philosophy of Cims de Porrera remains the same, quality and innovation making the most out of their old vine Cariñena and Garnacha, offering a price for the grapes that corresponds to the quality and that offers the farmers a good quality of life to ensure continuity of these amazing vineyards. All the wines come from vineyards controlled and managed by Adria Perez although they are still owned by the farmers who remain partners in the project, an essential part of the quality focused concept. The result is a range of unique, exclusive and concentrated terroir driven wines.
100% Cariñena old vine (60 – 108 years old) Hand harvested in small baskets. De stemmed and softly crushed. Fermentation at 28 – 30ºC with daily pigeage for 15 days. The following 20 days “battonage” until pressing.
32 months in French oak (20% new). 4 years in bottle before release.
60 – 108 year old vines from the village of Porrera. Slate soils on steep slopes. Garnatxa is planted in amongst the Cariñena.
100% Garnacha old vine (60 – 108 years old)
Hand harvest in small baskets. Daily pigeage and gentle pump overs. 25 days maceration. Fermentation at 28 – 32ºC.
16 months in 225l French oak (40% new). 4 years in bottle before release.