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CELLER BURGOS-PORTA (MAS SINEN) (D.O.Q. Priorat)
Mas Sinen is the name of a XVII century farm near Poboleda, a little village in the heart of the Priorat D.O.Q. This farm is today’s winery, converted by Salvador Burgos.
Salvador Burgos, owner and viticulturist has a long history of wine making and especially in vine growing and organic farming. His family started their first winery in the early 1800’s. Salvador started working for his father, caring for the vineyards when he was just 13 years old. He watched his father plant the Garnacha and Cariñena vines in the late 1950’s that he uses today for his MAS SINEN, a jewel of Priorat, and a jewel among the organic wines of the world. The CCPAE (Catalonian Council for Ecological Agriculture Production) controls the production of the winery. This council is also conducting a study with the Barcelona University planting new varieties on the winery’s vineyard and controlling growth, adaptability, etc.
Priorat became famous all over the world because of its amazing soils. The origin of these soils is volcanic and it is filled with Llicorella, a kind of slate. The Llicorella forms very poor soils that make the wines very intense in mineral aromas. Due to the small production of grapes per vine, the wines are dark and concentrated. When you add to this equation very old vines, the result is an incredible wine, which will soon become a legend. 2004 was considered EXCELLENT for Priorat wines. The production of Mas Sinen 2004 was just over 400 cases… The slope of Mas Sinen’s Garnacha vineyard is perfect for ripeness, but almost scary to look at. The harvest here is extremely hard and difficult.
The production of Celler Burgos-Porta is very limted. They only produced 3,600 bottles of Mas Sinen 2004.
- MAS SINEN COSTER 2005 (Red Wine - 50% Garnacha, 50% Carinena - 94 POINTS ROBERT PARKER)
- MAS SINEN 2006 (Red Wine - 35% Garnacha, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cariñena, 10% Syrah 92 POINTS ROBERT PARKER)
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