Red Wine Formiga de Vellut 2018

Organic red wine from Priorat. Grenache, Carignan & Syrah aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels.
Barrel. 8 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red, Syrah,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

The Domini de La Cartoixa winery produces Formiga de Vellut in the former domains of the Scala Dei Carthusian monks, who began to grow grapes in Priorat back in the XIIth century.

This Spanish red wine is made from 60% Grenache, complemented with Carignan and Syrah.

Grapes were harvested by hand and separately vinified. Fermented and subsequently macerated with the skins, this red wine from Priorat was then blended and aged for 8 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels.

Prior to its bottling, Formiga de Vellut 2018 was gently clarified.

This organic red wine has a limited production.

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The red wine Formiga de Vellut has an attractive, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.


Quite intense and suprisingly complex, this blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah shows some pure aromas of red berries, notes of balsam and lively hints of black pepper and strawberry candies over a dim mineral background.


A good balance between youth and power. This red wine of Domini de la Cartoixa has some yummy tannins and a smooth body that weighs surprisingly little on the palate, making one think of an Atlantic wine. Playful notes of ripe red fruit, an elegant layer of spices and a fresh, light, smooth finish.

Our personal opinion

A gentle, smooth Priorat, Formiga de Vellut 2018 is a truly nice wine.


Formiga de Vellut 2017:

Enterwine 92.

Formiga de Vellut 2016

Enterwine 92.

Formiga de Vellut 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Formiga de Vellut 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 60%, Cariñena 20%, Syrah 20%.
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
I was curious to know how a Nobel Prize dinner wine tastes. Well, it is clear that the Swedish have a keen eye for exceptional values.
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