Alvaro Palacios (375 ml) 2018 Priorat, Finca Dofi, DOCa
Item Number: 14555
Sub Region: Priorat
Appellation/AVA: Priorat DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 90% Garnacha / 8% Cariñena / 2% White Grapes
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Schist
Winemaking Notes: After being destemmed and lightly crushed, fruit ferments spontaneously with native yeast in oak vats with punch down. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel. The Dofi is aged in oak for 16 months.
95pts (2017 Vintage) The Wine Advocate 4/30/2019
"There is no trace of oak in the wines, and there are no edges; they all feel sleek and elegant. This Dofí expresses the Mediterranean vintage from this vineyard at 300 to 320 meters in altitude, where the slate has a lot of iron, which turns the soils red and makes round and velvety wines, with flavors of red cherries, cherry pit, nectarines and even blood orange. The warm soils are compensated by mostly northern exposures. The palate has volume and is juicy, sensual and velvety, with some fine-grained tannins that currently call for food. It makes for a very gastronomical red. In 2018, there will be a separate bottling from one hectare of pure north-exposition grapes from Dofí, a new wine called La Baixada."