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Spanish Organic Wineries: Mas Igneus Winery - The Organic Directory
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Spanish Organic Wineries: Mas Igneus Winery

Mas Igneus Winery

Mas Igneus Winery is one of the most recent wineries in the Priorat area and the first to produce organic wines. Mas Igneus produces three organic wines (all called “FA” followed by a number) and two non-organic wines (under the Barranc des Closos label) from different vineyards. The top of the range, FA112, is produced almost entirely from “Coster” vineyards that produce grapes with the most concentration. FA 206 is made from a combination of Coster and Terrassa vineyards. FA refers to Fusta Allier, Catalan for “Allier Wood”, while the numbers refer to the age of the barrel and the months spent in it. Therefore, FA112 is in a 1st year barrels for 12 months, and the FA206 spends 06 months in 2nd year barrels. 1997 was the first vintage released by Mas Igneus, with a production of around 13,000 bottles of FA112 and 26,000 bottles of FA206. Mas Igneus is already establishing itself among the most well respected names in the region.

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Mas Igneus Barranc dels Closos Blanc

Located near a gorge, or barranc in the Catalan language, Barranc dels Closes is produced from certified organic vineyards by the CCPAE authority. Notes of white currants and raisined fruit capture the nose. This medium-bodied wine has a creamy texture and possesses good acidity and a lively personality. Vinified entirely in stainless steel for maximum fruit expression. Enjoy with vegetable-based dishes and delicately prepared seafood.

VARIETALS:  90% Garnacha Blanca and 10% Pedro Ximenez

Mas Igneus Winery

Mas Igneus Winery Barranc dels Closos Negre

The vineyards are located near a gorge, or barranc in the Catalan language, in the Priorat DO of northeastern Spain. They are certified organic by the organization CCPAE. Aromas of licorice and sweet red berries fill the nose. Lush in style, this is medium- to full-bodied in style. Fermented in stainless steel then aged in previously-used French Allier barrels for 3 months. Pairs well with cream-based pasta dishes.

VARIETALS : 60% Garnacha and 40% Carignan,

 

Spanish Organic Wine

MatthewRinkerman • March 20, 2016


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