Red Wine Dual 2016
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This wine is made from a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The grapes come from two estates, La Ràpita and Fonellàs, located on the outskirts of Porrera. Both have the trademark slate soils which give Priorat its unique character.
After a manual harvest, each variety was separately vinified in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. Once fermentations and macerations were completed, this Priorat red wine was aged for 14 months in oak barrels. Before its commercial release, it was aged for about three months in the bottle.
Truly a man of the land, winemaker Sal·lustià Àlvarez has done a great job with Dual 2016.
We suggest that you aerate at least 20 minutes before drinking.
Clean and bright, this red wine from Priorat has an intense cherry colour with a garnet rim.
This wine by Sal·lus Àlvarez -the current president, incidentally, of the DOQ Priorat- is as deep as it is complex. Minerality is ever-present, together with notes of red fruit and wild berries, nuanced by tips of aromatic herbs, garrigue and flowers. Wood is nicely integrated, only showing in the form of some spicy remembrances.
Substantial and structured, but neither beefy nor overblown. On the palate, this wine of Àlvarez Duran shows excellent balance and some potential from improvement. Spicy notes are more present here, and fruit is ripe and expressive. Tanins are smooth, and acidity is excellent. Long finish with deep mineral undertones and some smoky and balsamic remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant and savoury, this red wine from Priorat shows a classic, unhesitating character. Enjoy Dual with casseroles, stews or game dishes.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|