Pissarres is Costers del Priorat’s flagship wine, encompassing both the cool-rugged center of Priorat and the region’s warmer south. The name Pissarres is derived from “pizarra,” which is “slate” in Spanish. The wine is a blend of organically-farmed grapes from Mas Alsera in Torroja del Priorat (500m) and Sant Martí in Bellmunt (350m). Pissarres is a blend of 60% samsó (carignan) and 40% garnacha from vineyards planted from 1934 and 1939 on red llicorella (decomposed slate), using the traditional bush vine pruning technique and hand-harvesting. Pissarres is the definition of cool, focused Mediterranean elegance. All Costers del Priorat wines are terroir-forward and made with low intervention and minimal sulfur at bottling. Winemaker Jose Mas achieves elegance, freshness, and precision in his wines by allowing the vineyards to guide their evolution without ever forcing their trajectory.
New and 2-year-old, 225L and 500L French oak barrels
Sant Martí and Mas Alsera Vineyards
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Samsó / 40% Garnacha
750 ml Bottle