Profile of Mas Doix

Celler Mas Doix is most definitely enjoying being one of the Priorat wineries that recently scored an astonishing 98 points from world famous wine critic, Robert Parker. The wine region of Priorat seems to be going from strength to strength. What many predicted would just be a fashion or a phase, Priorat is gaining international prestige around the world, and indeed within Spain itself (actually a tough market for top end wines). Located in the wine village of Poboleda, just north of Torroja del Priorat and Porrera (2 of the other principal wine villages of Priorat), the Doix family are longstanding characters in the Priorat winemaking scene. They have 20 hectares of their own vineyards and an additional 10 hectares of controlled vines. Like the other wineries in the region, the concentrate on growing old vine (up to 70 years) Garnacha Tinta (Grenache Noir) and the ubiquitous Cariñena. Their carefully tended vines are on terraced slopes, resembling the Douro Valley in Portugal.

Although the Doix family have been involved in viticultural activities for the last 100 years in Priorat, the Celler Mas Doix is a very new venture, only established in 1998. The fact that wine critics are already tumbling over themselves to get this wine is a credit to their hard work in a very short period of time. There are four brands, the old vines Mas Doix being the most celebrated and the Mas Doix Salanques considered to be an excellent value Priorat red. Mas Doix uses 100% French oak in their cellars, and the wines, while extremely powerful, well balanced with enormous aging potential. A visit to the Priorat wine region is a must for serious wine lovers. It is literally untouched, full of hidden medieval hamlets, top quality restaurants, and of course plenty of world class wineries.

Wines produced

  • Mas Doix, Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles

    Dry Red. Blend of extremely old vine Garnacha Tinta and old vine Cariñena, this is the flagship wine of the estate. Voted 98 points R. Parker.

  • Mas Doix, Priorat

    Dry Red. Blend of Garnacha Tinta and old vine Cariñena, along with a small % of Merlot. 12 months in new French oak. Built to last.

  • Mas Doix, Poboleda

    Dry Red. Blend of 70-100 year old Grenache (55%), 100 year old Carignan (40%), and young vine Merlot (5%), Aged in 100% French oak and named after the village where it is made.

  • Mas Doix, Salanques

    Dry Red. Second wine after the "cru" Mas Doix. Made with 60% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena and 20% blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.

Winery details

Mas Doix

c/Carme, 115
43376 Poboleda
Tarragona
Tel (+34) 628 800 466
Fax +34) 977 82 7178

Appellation
Priorat
Founded
1998
Area under vine
30 ha, 20 ha own vineyard
Oak barrel origin
French
Winemaker
Ramon Llagostera
Owner
Ramon Llagostera/ Doix Family
Grape varietals
Garnacha Tinta, Carinena, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon

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