Dosterras Vermell 2016

Dosterras Vermell 2016

  • Grenache, Carignan
  • Spain, 750ml

“Big, rich, inky red with plum, dark berry, charcuterie, tobacco, five spice and a suggestion of chocolate-mocha. An impressive and accessible wine with obvious cellaring potential.” Bob Campbell MW

  • Winery: Dosterras
  • Varietal: Grenache, Carignan Blend
  • Region: D.O. Montsant, Spain
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Food match: Roast pork & lamb, game meat; stews and Goulash; grilled vegetables; Indian, Korean and Mexican cuisine; softer & creamy cheeses

A blend of Grenache (50%), Carignan (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Tempranillo (10%) from Montsant in Catalonia, north-east Spain.

In 2004, Ibarra’s family, wine lovers thanks to its patriarch and grandfather Francisco Ibarra, joined the wine world in Mexico, creating a winery with a production of 6,000 bottles per year for friends and family in Tequisquiapan, Queretaro with the dream to enjoy their own harvest in special dates.

The winery’s name is Sta Rosa Xajay and is located in a typical Mexican farmhouse in the village of Sta Rosa Xajay in Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, 2 hours from Mexico city and 15 minutes from Freixenet.

In 2012, the oldest grandson, Fernando Grajales Ibarra, who shared this love of wine with his grandfather, decided to start a new adventure and invested in the prestigious wine region of Priorat. In 2013, he purchased the winery Dosterras – in Montsant, the region that surrounds Priorat within the region of Tarragona – which since 2003 had been in charge from Josep Grau, winemaker and winery’s owner.

Dosterras is all about producing quality wines in a boutique setup, striving to always take care down to the last detail. Taking what the terroir offers to convert it into memories with friends, family and people they love is their philosophy.

Under the new ownership, Dosterras has been revived. This is why they have created Dosterras Naixement, a limited edition of 1,000 bottles per year accompanied by the artwork of Eduardo Recife (a Brazilian illustrator), who year after year, reflects in the label what happens during the harvest in the terroir, at the winery and in the lives from those who work there.

  • 95/100 Points – Bob Campbell MW




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