Red Wine Voltons 2018

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache and Carignan aged for 12 months in oak barrels and for 18 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 12 Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red,
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Availability: In stock

€46.80
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The 2018 vintage of Voltons, the flagship Spanish red wine of the La Conreria de Scala Dei winery, is made from the traditional varieties Grenache and Carignan.

Both are planted in in the village of Scala Dei, the spiritual heart of Priorat. The Carignan is sourced from over 100-year-old grapevines, while the Grenache is sorted from grapevines around 20 years of age.

The grapes were first cold-macerated and then fermented with the skins in stainless steel tanks, where they were also aged for some months. After that, this red wine from Priorat was aged in 500-litre French and Austrian oak barrels for 12 months.

Finally, Voltons 2018 was aged for a further 18 months in the bottle before its commercial release.

Decant this Crianza red wine at least 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Voltons is medium ruby with a puprplish rim.

Nose

Surprisingly fresh and refined. Pristine aromas of blackberries, boysenberries and red currants, delicate floral nuances, and enticing notes of Mediterranean herbs set this blend of Grenache and Carignan apart from most Priorat red wines. There is also a smokey and mineral background -but, again, gentle and subdued.

Palate

This wine from La Conreria de Scala Dei has a fresh, poised palate which is a far cry from the more brooding character of some top Priorat red wines. Loose and spacious, with smooth tannins, gentle mineral notes and succulent fruit. It has a long, assured and wonderfully evocative finish.

Our personal opinion

When bridled power meets gentleness the result is Voltons 2018. An uncommon, world-class Priorat which will pair excellently with cured meats and stews.

OTHER VINTAGES

Voltons 2017:

Enterwine 94. Decanter WWA 2021 - Best in Show & 97 points.

Voltons 2016:

Enterwine 94.

Voltons 2015:

Enterwine 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides Decanter 2021: Best in Show - 97 points.
Percentage of variety Cariñena 60%, Garnacha Tinta 40%.
Pairings Birds, Cured cheeses, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
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Fascinating
Value
A Priorat which goes against the grain: medium extraction, subtle, very fresh. I think this wine is captivating, and it will grow in the bottle.
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