Red Wine Dual 2016

Red wine from Priorat. Blend of 5 varieties aged for 14 months in oak barrels.
Crianza. 14 Months in barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Àlvarez Duran
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Availability: In stock

€16.00
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The family-run winery Àlvarez Duran Priorat presents Dual, its entry-level Spanish red wine. A faithful portrait of the unique terroir of Priorat.

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.

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Appearance

Clean and bright, this red wine from Priorat has an intense cherry colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

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.

Palate

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. 

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
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
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I think that this wine will eventually become a classic Priorat, because it really encapsulates the main traits of the region. Fruit, eartthiness, depth, freshness and acidity. Engaging.
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