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2018 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofí

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2018 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofí

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

The origin of everything here and the first single-vineyard red, 2018 Finca Dofí excels in 2018. Those 10 hectares planted 20 years ago in the village of Gratallops are mostly Garnacha, but the wine also has some 8% Cariñena and 2% white grapes. They all fermented after being destemmed and lightly crushed in oak vats with indigenous yeasts. The wine matured in large oak barrels (bocoyes and foudres) for 16 months. This is the refined version of the Gratallops (the vineyard is in the village!) but with an extra degree in depth and complexity, especially nuance and elegance, showcasing the captivating finesse and harmony of the vintage, which is a little in the style of the 2016 with more energy. I see that these 2018s are quite transparent and show the style of the zone, the iron soils, the dusty roads and the warmth of the soils; it's round and lush, spherical but with a spike of freshness. The élevage has been polished so as to render it almost invisible. This is drinkable now, and I think it's also going to age nicely in bottle and drink nicely throughout its life. 29,540 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.

Tasting Notes:

Dark-berry, walnut and tile character throughout. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Very fine tannins. Caresses your palate. Subtle is the word. Drinkable now, but better in 2021.

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Alvaro Palacios Muro (Natural Alfaro, March 9, 1964 is a winemaker and producer of wine from the region Rioja Baja , Spain. He is the son of a large family , with traditional riojanos five generations of winemakers, Palacios Remondo. it has 9 brothers. he studied oenology at the University of Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France) under the tutelage of Jean Pierre Moueix , and a legend in the world of wines, Château Pétrus . Today it is one of the Spanish winemakers more recognized internationally. in this 2013 the magazine ' wine Espectator ' he elected its wine 'Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Terrasses Vinyes Velles 2011 as one of the' Top 100 wines of the year '.