2020 Finca de Mas Perdut 'Endogen' Samso Vinyes Velles, Penedes, Spain
The 2020 Endogen Samsó is a beautiful red wine made from 70+ year old Samsó (the local version of Carignan/Cariñena) vines planted on clay/loam soils at 120 meters above sea level. Hand-harvested fruit is fermented in stainless steel vats before being moved to a combination of used 300 liter American, French, and Acacia barrels (70%), 300-liter local clay amphora (25%), and 54-liter demijohns (5%). After 14 months in these varied vessels, the wine is bottled with no filtration and less than 22mg SO2. The wine features a vibrant nose of dark red fruits, leather, tobacco, and spice. The palate is both powerful and fresh at the same time, reaching all of the senses with its fruit, its acidity, its structure, and its long delicious finish. This is a lovely, elegant wine that is perfect with slow braised meats and vegetables, as well as grilled dishes. 13% alcohol. Organic. 2100 bottles produced.