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Finca Dofí

Finca Dofí
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Respectful agriculture

Meatiness and seduction

Respectful agriculture
Finca Dofí
Red wine Crianza. 19 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta
Designation of Origin: D.O.Q. Priorat
Production area: Catalonia
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Crianza. 19 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta
D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
White meat, Game birds, Grilled lamb

Tasting notes Finca Dofí

Finca Dofí 2017 is a red wine with notes of grapefruit and blood orange on the nose, characteristic of the Garnacha variety, accompanied by nuances of graphite and an explosion of red and black fruit compote. On the palate it is meaty and seductive, with velvety tannins and good structure. A wine with excellent aging potential that will reveal extraordinary attributes after 10 years in the bottle.
We present the new 2016 vintage, characterised by the wettest winterin the last five years. Not only did it rain in winter, but there was also wet weather up until summer arrived, especially inMarch and April. In summer everything changed, and it was one of the driest inhistory, with only 28 litres being recorded between July and October.If we compare the temperatures in 2012 and 2016, the 2016 crophad to endure a much colder winter than in 2012, which turned outto be positive, since the frost cleared the fields ofvine parasites. During the spring, lower temperaturesthan in 2012 were also recorded.Due to all these climatic conditions there was a delay insprouting, which began on March 28th, and which led to a delayin flowering of between three and four weeks.Once the summer arrived, the Priorat got all the luck, sincethe rains disappeared, while in the rest of Europethey were incessant. It was something that nobody expected considering thewinter we’d had. Taking into account the delay insprouting, the harvest started around mid-October on some ofthe estates.Obtaining fresh wines with an extraordinary acidity is dueto this long duration of the grape in the strain that has so characterisedthis vintage.
The vintage began in autumn in the best possible way, with good rainfalls that would fill the water reserves for optimal growth development. Winter was characterised by low temperatures and even snow covered some areas of Priorat. March started wet and cold, which delayed the budding of the vines. In mid-May, flowering was encouraged and was followed by a somewhat unstable June with several rainfalls.
A year with a very good balance. This vintage was characterised by the absence of water stress for the plants. Winter and spring were favourable in terms of rainfall and temperatures were slightly higher than usual. At the time of budding, there was no rain, so the vines developed in a suitable manner. The flowering took place in a clean way and the Grenache vines settled in an excellent way. Summer was characterised by cool and dry days, but also humid, which led to good photosynthesis and growth of the plants. During the end of the summer, before the harvest, there was still some humidity, which preserved the freshness of the soil and, consequently, achieving a gradual ripening of the grapes, perfect to retain the aromas and the good acidity. The negative factor was the rain during the harvest days. In short, the vintage has been somewhat atypical for Priorat, with wines that are less voluminous than in a normal year in the area, but with a good acidity that is reflected in the wines and that will keep them optimal for many years.
A year that started with some problems with the flowering but ended up being very good. Winter was colder and rainier than usual. Spring continued with days of low temperatures and a lot of water that delayed flowering and the consequent setting problems until the end of March, affected production. After a complicated year, when the summer began, the rains stopped and the temperatures rose, providing excellent ripening due to optimal rainfall during the year. The year has therefore been one of the best in recent years. Fluidity, acidity and concentration augur for a long life of the wines of this vintage.
Sight Intense cherry colour. Nose Expressive, complex and elegant aromas. Undergrowth and sweet spices. Taste A tasty palaate. Ripe fruit, spices, good acidity, bitter.
Sight

Dark intense cherry red colour and a good robe. Clean and bright wine with abundant and dense glyceric legs.

Nose

Finca Dofí has a complex and powerful aromatic range. The intense expression of fruit is accompanied with mineral (slate soils), floral, roasted coffee, chocolate and spicy notes and touches of black olive. Aromas released in a very elegant way.

Taste Wide and hard attack and tasty, smooth and fine mid palate. High expression of fruit together with licorice and fine creamy notes. Very well balanced, with lively acidity that provides it with freshness. Long and lingering aftertaste.
Sight

Dark intense cherry red colour and a good robe. Clean and bright wine with abundant and dense glyceric legs.

Nose

Finca Dofí has a complex and powerful aromatic range. The intense expression of fruit is accompanied with mineral (slate soils), floral, roasted coffee, chocolate and spicy notes and touches of black olive. Aromas released in a very elegant way.

Taste Wide and hard attack and tasty, smooth and fine mid palate. High expression of fruit together with licorice and fine creamy notes. Very well balanced, with lively acidity that provides it with freshness. Long and lingering aftertaste.
Sight Intense cherry red with violet notes. Nose The nose is complex, subtle, delicate, minty aromas of black fruits, black olives, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Taste Flavor is fine, elegant, tasty, with excellent shades, fruit tannins, wood very well assembled. Aromatic and fresh.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 96
  • Parker 96+
  • Suckling 94
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 95
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 97
  • Peñin 96
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 95
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 95
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 97
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 95
  • Parker 95
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 95
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 97
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 93
  • Winespectator 91
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 94
  • Winespectator 91

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Q. Priorat

2017 --
2016 --
2015 --
2014 --
2013 --
2012 Very Good
2011 Good
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Good
1996 Excellent
1995 Excellent
1994 Very good
1993 Excellent
1992 Good
1991 Excellent
1990 Very good
1989 Very good
1988 Good
1987 Good
1986 Good
1985 Good
1984 Good
1983 Excellent
1982 Excellent
1981 Very good
1980 Satisfactory
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Designation of Origin D.O.Q. Priorat

Winery Álvaro Palacios

Priorat is craftsmanship and tradition, old and robust vines that are grown and born deep inside the province of Tarragona. They are grown on slopes that are sleety with low fertility and difficult to grow in. In Priorat they produce great red wines of an excellent quality, a maroon colour, robust, dense and rich flavour, intense aromas and sometimes there are reflections present of minerals from the soils.

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Imágenes y situación D.O.Q. Priorat

Álvaro Palacios is one of the most famous winemakers in Spain, one of the most internationally renowned, and the person who best represents the oenological revolution that Spain experienced from the 80s and onwards. Currently, it has its small wine-growing kingdom in the emblematic D.O.Q. Priorat, where some of the most coveted and distinguished labels of our country come from. Here, we can find Finca Dofí, Les Terrasses or L'Ermita, the winery's star wine and one of the flagships of Priorat worldwide.

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