2016 Franck Massard El Brindis Carignan Grenache

Montsant, Spain

Bold, dense and brilliant value Spanish red in a great drinking spot. Grenache and Carignan (known locally as Samso) are the ingredients.



About The Wine

Spanish reds from the Priorat/ Montsant region in Catalunya tend to be on the dense and powerful side, often needing a bit of time in cellar.

So how good is it to find a great bottle of artisan red that already comes with a few years under its belt... This is a dense and powerful Grenache/ Carignan blend, though the latter grape is known locally as Samso, and that's what you'll see on the label.

It's vibrant and primary still, with wild strawberries, violet, blackberries and a whole spice rack of spices on display.

About Franck Massard

Franck Massard is an award-winning sommelier turned winemaker, who bought a vineyard in Priorat in 2004, but has expanded his range to make wines from all over Spain, including neighbouring Montsant, Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras.

An old vine, marginal climate specialist, whose wines seem to be spectacularly underpriced!

Franck Massard in the vineyard
Franck Massard in the vineyard
Priorat, Spain
Additional Info

From The Importer

Franck Massard is the founder and owner of Epicure Wines and was awarded the Taittinger Best UK sommelier in 1996. His dedication to the wine world led him to start his own wine company in order to share his passion for great wine. His winegrower career began in 2004 when Franck Massard and an old friend of his decided to acquire their own vineyard in Spain’s Priorat region and transform their dream into reality. As sommeliers, they wanted to learn more about production. Their first harvest was just 500 bottles, and quickly they found out that developing fine wines requires skill, patience and hard work but they were delighted with this first wine.

Blend : Carignan (60%), Grenache (40%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

A young Franck!
A young Franck!
Priorat, Spain

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