Ferrer Selecció Especial 2017 (97 WA)
“The top of the range, the 2017 Selecció Especial is pure Cariñena from centenary vines on a “coster” (slope) of llicorella slate in the village of Porrera. The wine matured in 225-liter French oak barrels for 19 months and is going to be kept in bottle for a couple of years, as it won’t be released until late 2021. This has higher alcohol and higher acidity than the other 2017s, and the balance is in a different point. This is a powerful Cariñena with a strong Priorat character. The tannins are fine-grained, and the wine is seamless and textured, with a strong mineral sensation (again, a texture), finishing with a salty twist. This is superb, the finest vintage I have tasted of this wine.”
Selecció Especial is 100% Carignane from hundred year old vines in some of the best vineyards in Priorat, in one of the coolest, steepest and highest elevations of the appellation, factors which contribute to optimal phenolic ripeness and help preserve flavors and acidity. A wine of truly profound fruit and minerality.
Ferrer Bobet is about respect. Firstly, the mutual respect of two friends, Sergi Ferrer-Salat and Raül Bobet and their passion for the world and culture of wine. Secondly, the respect for the long traditions of viticulture and vinification in Priorat and a commitment to the economic and social development of the region. Thirdly, and above all, the respect for the terroir and a dedication to producing wines that reflect the distinctive mineral essence from the land.