Just three Priorat wines qualified for the new top ‘grand cru’ classification of Gran Vinya Classificada (GVC) when it was launched in 2019. They were Alvaro Palacios L’Ermita, Vall-Llach Mas de la Rosa and Mas Doix Tossal d’en Bou.
Earlier this year I visited Mas Doix to take part in the winery’s most comprehensive verticals of Tossal d’en Bou and Coma de Cases, which will become a Vinya Classificada.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 13 Mas Doix wines
The GVC are the pinnacle of a Burgundian-style quality pyramid, built upon villages and vineyard parcels. Alvaro Palacios has been active in driving the new classification through – and there are a number of wineries in the queue to qualify. The Antología Miguel Torres collection for instance also has a Mas de la Rosa parcel, with a different aspect. It means that in due course there will be two GVCs named Mas de la Rosa.