Red Wine Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2018
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This seductive Spanish red wine from Priorat is mainly made from two international varieties, namely Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, coming from over 25-year-old grapevines. The blend is completed with small amounts old-vines Grenache, Carignan and Picapoll Negre.
Produced by Clos Dominic, Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes is made from estate-owned vineyards, all of them planted in decomposed slate, llicorella soils in Finca La Tena, a scenic natural amphitheatre close to the town of Porrera.
Harvested by hand and traditionally vinified, this Priorat red wine was aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.
Prior to its bottling, this Crianza red wine was delicately filtered, and then aged for a further months in the cellar before its release.
We suggest that you decant Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2018 for at least 30 minutes, so the wine can begin to unfold.
The red wine Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes has a medium-high, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Carignan and Picapoll Negre is quite impressive. Enticing aromas of wild berries, gently wrapped by notions of toast, Jamaican pepper, vanilla, balsam, menthol and aniseed. Later, we perceive notes of tobacco, toffee and, all along the way, some deep mineral undertones.
Smoother than one might think, this wine of Clos Dominic also has a very solid skeleton and ripe, yummy tannins. Fruit is of great quality, and the notions of spices, balsam and underbush add complexity to the wine. This Crianza red wine has a great acidity and a long, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A sensational, reasonably priced Priorat, Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2018 delivers immense pleasure.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Percentage of variety||Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena, Picapoll Negro.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Barbecue, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|