In a nutshell:
An excellent, layered and expressive white Priorat from Catalonia.
Priorat is mainly known for its bold and generous reds, but there is a growing number of very good premium quality whites that also come from there which are certainly worthy of attention as with this example from the small and quality focused Mas La Mola estate. Made from old, low yielding vines it's about half Grenache Blanc with the rest comprising Macabeo and Pedro Ximénez. Only the first pressed juice is used and part was fermented and aged on its lees in stainless steel and part in barrel and matured for six months. The resulting wine has a deep straw yellow colour and is really intense on the nose with notes of ripe yellow stone fruits, an elegant flint character and hint of white pepper. On the palate it's full bodied with a fresh acidity and creamy texture from the oak. The complex array of stone fruits, citrus and tropical fruits combine with a long, minerally, almost saline finish.
When to drink:
While ready to drink now it's got the potential to age well for the next six to eight years. A great food wine that'll go well with rich creamy dishes.
Suitable for Vegans