PV Tasting Notes
The 2004 Lo Givot has developed into a stunning wine, beautifully clean on the nose, displaying wild blueberry, blackcurrant, cherry, truffle and graphite, this is flamboyant and opulent, the wine now has quite remarkable richness and depth of flavour, very hedonistic in style, supremely balanced, the tannins have melded into the wines central core and the maturity has enabled everything to come together gracefully, all ending with a packed and stacked 45 second finish. Tasted June 2012
Medium purple in colour, the wine has a brooding nose of forest floor, truffles, spice box, black pepper, lilac and wild blueberries. On the palate the wine is fairly tightly wound, rich and dense with layers of fruit and terrific integration of oak, tannin, and acidity. Intense, concentrated, and very long but still an infant in terms of its development, but my feeling is this will come round quickly and drink well for 12-15 years. Tasted April 2007Independent Review
94 points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Feb 2007
This tiny “garage” operation has a total of 5 hectares (11 acres) of vineyard. The 2004 Lo Givot is 33% Garnacha, 32% Carinena, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Syrah. Inky purple, the wine has an expressive perfume of damp earth, pencil lead, pepper, black cherry, and blueberry. This is followed by a full-bodied wine with layers of spicy black fruit flavours, excellent concentration, complexity, superb balance, and a well-delineated, lengthy finish. Drink this hedonistically-styled wine over the next 10-12 years.
Located in the village of Vilella Baixa, right in the heart of DOQ Priorat, Cellar del Pont produces limited quantities of high expression quality wines.
This tiny project brings together miniature plots of vineyard with a total area of 11 acres. The unmistakable terroir of Priorat, rigorous selection and original winemaking are backed up by the talents of wine and Priorat lovers «the Magnificent Seven».
Priorat is a small, unique pocket of black hills where powerful, deep red wines of superb quality have been made for over eight centuries. The quality of the wines is founded on a unique microclimate and soil where vines only grow a little amount of high concentrated grapes. Dark gray slate makes up the mountains and the cliffs and lies under the vineyards, forcing the plants’ roots to dig deep for nourishment that results in a slightly mineral taste.
Celler del Pont brings new vitality and skills to Priorat, as well as the potential to contribute to its reputation as one of the most important wine regions of the world.