Finca Dofí 2014

Red Crianza wine Álvaro Palacios Priorat (Spain) Grenache and Carignan 95+ Parker Price: 76.80 € VAT incl.69.12 € VAT incl. 0.75 L bottle
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Details for Finca Dofí 2014

Type:
Red Crianza wine
Producer:
Álvaro Palacios
Wine region:
Priorat (Spain)
Grapes:
Grenache and Carignan
Bottle:
0.75 L
Review :

Finca Dofí is the last link in the chain before reaching the grandeur of L’Ermita. Containing 95% Garnacha, Álvaro Palacios’s star grape, it is an absolute delight due to the purity of its aromas and most seductive with its irresistible silkiness. On the nose it is totally smooth and elegant, and it simply melts in the mouth; it is dense, rich, concentrated and full of vitality, yet it flows through the palate without a single blemish. A wine that merits a fine burgundy glass so as to enjoy to the full all its charm and crisp freshness.

Summary of Álvaro Palacios's evaluation of the 2014 vintage

The 2014 vintage has been abundant, rich in sugars and acidity, and has developed in all its proper splendour, thanks to the presence of rain throughout the whole cycle (November's total was 180 litres, January had 71, April had 108, May had 22... ) which avoided the plants suffering hydric stress. Winter passed with temperatures that were mild or higher than normal, with only two days falling below zero degrees, which meant that budding occurred at the usual time. In damp and cool atmospheric conditions, in the first fortnight of May, fruit set concluded in 100% of the flowers. The month of June surprised us with a hailstorm which seriously affected many areas in and around the town of Bellmunt, including our new vineyard Obaguetes, ensuring its fruit could not possibly be marketed; the rest of the summer was typically cool and dry, although with mild nights.

September started off rainy and hot, with very high temperatures which continued right through until October and gave rise to some botrytis attacks; however, the layer of damp slate held back the alcohol content which in the end was very moderate. Understandably, all that dampness considerably slowed down maturation and the development of sugars and, while the penetrating heat ensued in October, an enormous industrial-scale cold storage unit needed to be installed to keep the grapes cold before their conversion. In the L'Ermita vineyard, it was necessary to preserve the grapes one by one, removing any berries affected by botrytis with tweezers. Eventually, harvesting took place between October 6th and 27th, along with some rain which put the whole team's capabilities to the test.

Although the summer's cold days and the disconcerting rainfall in September didn't augur well for wines of an especially good quality, Nature is unpredictable and astonishing, and the first tastings have surprised us with wines characterised by a great intensity of colour, their rich tannins and huge vinosity. The 2014 wines have turned out fairly concentrated, with very good structure and acidity, a great wealth of flavours, and a wide-ranging but delicate aromatic palette. The alcohol content, higher than usual, leaves a very natural feeling, of juicy fluidity enveloped in fruit and spring flowers.

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Álvaro Palacios

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Priorat, Spain

Álvaro Palacios came to the Priorat, to the town of Gratallops to be precise, following the lead of a group of local producers fully intending to pass on through their wines all the character of this land, full of its own brightness, with the shining Mediterranean sun, the gleaming slate...

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