Red Wine Porrera 2016
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Priorat native winemaker Sal·lustià Àlvarez, who is also the current president of the DOQ Priorat, presents his wine Porrera.
If we take the Burgundy classification system as a reference, this Crianza red wine would be placed halfway between a Village wine and a Premier Cru.
It is made from Priorat's two most representative red varieties, Carignan and Grenache, coming from vines planted on steep slate slopes. Interestingly, the composition of this Spanish red wine also includes a 5% of white varieties.
The grapes were harvested by hand, cherry-picked and meticulously vinified. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, followed by a long maceration. Gently pressed, this red wine from Priorat was then aged for 18 months in oak barrels. It was further aged for 4 months in the bottle before its release onto the market.
It is highly advisable to decant Porrera 2016 at least 40 minutes before drinking.
Intense and bright, this Crianza from Priorat has a nice cherry colour with some violet tinges. Porrera 2016 has a spellbinding appearance.
This blend of Grenache and Carignan has a magnificent nose, full of nuance and intricacy, which only gets better as the wine aerates. Very pure aromas of cranberries and mulberries, subdued notes of spices, licorice and toast, delicate remembrances of Mediterranean garrigue, and a vibrant, enveloping mineral core.
Impressive, with a boldness and concentration that never becomes overwhelming. On the contrary, this wine of the Àlvarez Duran winery displays a calm confidence, engaging the drinker in a most interesting conversation. Lively tannins, phenomenal acidity and great precision, with considerable room for growth. Extremely long finish with some mineral and floral remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Mr. Sal·lustià Àlvarez, winemaker and current president of the DOQ Priorat, has written a love letter to his native town in the form of a wine. That is Porrera 2016.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena, Garnacha Tinta.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|