Red Wine Porrera 2017

Red wine from Priorat. Blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and several white varieties. Aged for 20 months in oak barrels and for 4 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 20 Months in barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Àlvarez Duran
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Availability: In stock

€45.00
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Priorat native winemaker Sal·lustià Àlvarez, head of the Àlvarez Duran winery and also the current president of the DOQ Priorat, presents the second vintage of his wine Porrera.

If we take the Burgundy classification system as a reference, this Spanish red wine would be placed halfway between a Village wine and a Premier Cru. This is what in Priorat is called a "Vi de Vila."

The wine is essentially made from Carignan and Grenache, the two varieties which best represent the region, complemented with 10% Syrah, and 5% of white varieties. All come from vines planted on steep slate slopes.

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 20 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 2017 at least 40 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

Intense and bright, Porrera has a nice cherry colour with some violet tinges. This Crianza red wine has an imposing appearance.

Nose

This blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and several white varieties 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.

Palate

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 2017.

OTHER VINTAGES

Porrera 2016:

Enterwine 95.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 20
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Cariñena 60%, Garnacha 25%,Syrah 10%, Otras variedades blancas 5%.
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
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Always a pleasure to discover a new winery in my favorite region. This Porrera is magnificent: ripe and structure, but with simmetry, depth and that wonderfully rustic Priorat elegance.
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