Alvaro Palacios is one of the founding fathers of modern era Priorat, and his Finca Dofi is based upon primarily Garnacha and roughly 5% Cariñena. Dofi is an impressive vineyard, with stakes supporting the vines, organic cultivation and a marked slope marking this icocnic Gratallops village site.
Sensory features: Opaque ruby. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of red fruit liqueur, potpourri and pipe tobacco are accented by an building spiciness. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sweet, deeply concentrated raspberry and floral pastille flavours that show outstanding vivacity and thrust. Closes with emphatic floral and red berry character and harmonious tannins that add gentle grip.
Produced in a very similar way, with natural fermentation of destemmed and crushed grapes in oak vats and levage in oak casksin this case, larger bocoys and foudres for 16 months.
Grape variety: 95% Garnacha and 5% Cariñena
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle size: 750ml