FAMILY COLLECTION

Most of you know this varietal as Cariñena.

SAMSÓ 70 ANYS

2014

Generic characteristics

Little warmer, sincere and smoothly rustic, like Anton.

Smells like a beautiful walk in the vineyards, a classic Priorat. Matured fruits and lots of slate influence that perfectly carry that long oak aging.

Type of soil

Suelo de pizarra (llicorella).

Pairings

Nothing works better with our classic ‘Fricandó’.

ProduCTION

330 750ml bottles.
12 Magnums.
6 3lt bottles.
3 5lt bottles.

14,7% Vol with 5,5 ATS and 3,4PH.
Organic farming not certified.
It has all conditions to remain alive and to improve at least for the next 25 years.

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SAMSÓ 104 ANYS

2014

Generic characteristics

Like Xavi, dominated by happiness, elegance and shy delicacy. This is probably the best way to define this wine coming  from El Colomer property.

Clean and deep colour. Full of red and black fruit flavours in great balance with its smooth spicy and toasted notes from the barrel.

Type of soil

Slate soil (llicorella).

PAIRINGS

Xavi and Anton love to drink it with our grilled lamb chops and vegetables.

ProduCTION

322 750ml bottles.
12 Magnums.
6 3lt bottles.
3 5lt bottles.

14,8% Vol with 5,6 ATS and 3,4PH.
Organic farming not certified.
It has all conditions to remain alive and to improve at least for the next 25 years.

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In 1887, when Filoxera finally reached our land and killed our vines, we had very diverse plantations in the region with a lot of different varietals represented. When replantation started, our great grandparents focus their job on two varietals: Red Garnatxa and Samsó. Basically because they perfectly complement each other. Garnatxa is delicate, expressive, feminine, lovely. Samsó is dark, with great acidity, powerful, helpful and friendly.

So when you want to make a great Priorat you must base it on that harmonious blend. But Priorat is probably the best place in this world to grow red grapes, at least for Garnatxa and Samsó, and in a such privileged place, the closest place to Heaven on Earth, you can find some spots where everything can happen, where nature and tradition make possible almost any miracle, they make possible the elaboration of a great wine just with one of those varietals.

In 2012, in one of the tastings we usually have into our research program, Xavi Buil fell in love with some of the Samsó monovarietal we were working on. Learning about which where the best conditions for Samsó he realized that his best friend Anton owned 2 very old vineyards that could be perfect for that varietal. A 100 year old plantations for two 50 year old men!

We started working on those fantastic properties and in 2014 we decided to make a wine 100% Samsó from them. But it is not only about parcels and grapes, it is also about the people that grow them, the people that love them. They can even improve what nature gives us. That is the reason why, due to Anton’s experience and Xavi’s vision, we decided to harvest the properties separately and elaborate two exclusive wines.

Both gave us the outstanding and unique Samsó that we decided to keep separately after almost 3 years in new French oak in 300 lt. barrels. It seems as if Samsó 104 anys took Xavi’s personality and Samsó 70 Anton’s one.