Alvaro Palacios 2015 Priorat, Finca Dofi, DOCa
Item Number: 10924
Sub Region: Catalunya
Appellation/AVA: Priorat DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Finca Dofi
Grape(s): 95% Garnacha / 5% Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Alvaro acquired his first vineyard, Finca Dofí, in 1990. Like L’Ermita, Dofí combines power and richness with great breed and finesse. In most Priorat tastings that do not include L’Ermita, Dofí is the clear winner. Maceration lasts for 25 days and fermentation takes place in oak vats. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel. Wine is not filtered but is fined with egg whites. Biodynamic practices are used in the vineyard.
(95-97)pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 4/27/2018
"It's a wine that really stands out among the 2016s—explosive and long, with concentration and elegance. This could very well become the finest Dofí to date."
95pts (2016 Vintage) Vinous 4/25/2019
"A highly perfumed and impressively complex bouquet displays an array of ripe red/blue fruits, exotic spices, licorice candy, vanilla, cola and smoky minerals, with a suave floral topnote that gains strength with air. Stains the palate with sweet black raspberry, cherry-cola, star anise, mocha and floral pastille flavors that are braced and lifted by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows outstanding clarity and mineral cut on the long, floral-dominated finish, which is given shape and final grip by fine-grained, even tannins. This wine's blend of richness and vivacity is really impressive."