Red Wine Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2016

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache and Carignan aged for 12 months in oak and for 3-4 years in the bottle.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red,
Wineries: Cims de Porrera
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Availability: In stock

€15.90
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This is the new vintage of Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila, produced by the Cims de Porrera winery. Currently, the company is owned by the prestigious Pérez Family.

A sort of Priorat aristocracy, their members include the patriarch José Luis Pérez, founder of Mas Martinet, his daughter Sara Pérez, co-owner of Venus La Universal, and, finally, Marc & Adrià Pérez, cousins and makers of this wine, which some years ago substituted the legendary Solanes.

Terroir-orientated and meticulously crafted, this Spanish red wine is made from a traditional blend of Grenache and Carignan (locally known as Caranyana) coming from young vines.

According to the regulations of the DOQ Priorat, the name of this wine - "Porrera Vi de Vila" means "Village wine from Porrera" - guarantees that the grapes come solely from the village specified in the label.

Meticulously crafted, this red wine from Priorat was fermented and macerated at a controlled temperature, after which it was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Most significantly, Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2016 was aged for 3-4 years in the bottle before its release onto the market.

Decant this Crianza red wine 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila shows a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with purple tinges and a garnet rim.

Nose

Iintense and deep, with mulberries, bramble and cranberries, nuanced by black pepper, clove, liquorice and some delicate mineral and balsamic hints. This blend of Grenache and Carignan also suggests subdued aromas of vanilla and toast, with hints of aromatic herbs.

Palate

This wine from Cims de Porrera gives all that we would expect from a Crianza red wine from Priorat. Succulent ripe fruit over a mineral background, notes of dry herbs, hints of spices and a subtle touch of oak. Ripe tannins, rounded by the ageing process, and a fresh acidity give way to a long, spicy finish with some fruity overtones. Lively and full of character.

Our personal opinion

A wonderful, mature red wine from Priorat, Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2016 conveys the truly local character of one the world's great wine regions.

OTHER VINTAGES

Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2013:

Enterwine 91.

Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2011:

Enterwine 90.

Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2008:

First vintage. Similar blend. Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Cariñena, Garnacha.
Pairings Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Duck, Hamburgers , Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Soup and rice, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
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I bought this wine because I particularly enjoy wines that have spent some years in the bottle and are released at a mature stage. I was not disappointed. The heart and soul of Priorat.
Review by (Posted on 27 November 2017)
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