Red Wine Clos Dominic Vinyes Altes 2018
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A remarkable wine from Priorat, Clos Dominic Vinyes Altes is made from centenary vineyards grown in the town of Porrera.
The ancient vines are planted on steep slopes on the highest area (Vinyes Altes) of an estate called "La Tena." The soils are composed of decomposed slate (the legendary llicorella), and yield an extremely low quantity of 800 grams of fruit per plant.
Besides that, the Clos Dominic winery practices an environmentally friendly agriculture and follows a policy of minimal intervention, as far as the winemaking process is concerned.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were meticulously vinified and aged for 16 months in mostly new French oak barrels. Clos Dominic Vinyes Altes 2018 was only gently filtered prior to its bottling, and it was further aged for 6 months before its commercial release.
A wine with a considerable lifespan, we emphatically suggest that, if you desire to enjoy this Priorat red wine now, you decant it for at least 3 hours before you drink it.
The red wine Clos Dominic Vinyes Altes is deep ruby with a garnet rim.
This blend of Carignan and Grenache is deep, multilayered and quite impressive. Aromas of ripe black and red fruit, some toasted notes, hints of vanilla and clove, a surprising floral note, a dash of balsamic aromas and black pepper, and some profound, resounding, ever-evolving mineral undertones.
This red wine of Clos Dominic is really something. An almost ideal balance between an amazing freshness and a tremendous horsepower. Loads of ripe fruit and herbs de Provence, with some oaky notes that will integrate even better with the wine over the next years, and an underlying mineral layer that is a true delight. Velvety tannins, crisp acidity and very long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A superb red wine from Priorat, Clos Dominic Vinyes Altes 2018 will improve substantially in the bottle over the next years.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena 75%, Garnacha Tinta 25%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cod, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|