Red Wine Dual 2018
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A blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the grapes were sorted from two vineyards, La Ràpita and Fonellàs, located on the outskirts of Porrera. Both have the typical slate soils which give the Priorat region 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, Dual 2018 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 this Crianza red wine.
We suggest that you aerate this Priorat red wine at least 20 minutes before drinking.
Clean and bright, Dual is deep ruby with a garnet rim.
This blend of Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot is deep and 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 the Àlvarez Duran winery shows an 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, Dual 2018 shows a classic, unhesitating Priorat character. Pair 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|