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Vall Por

Vall Por
2006 Priorat

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Priorat

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39

Vall Por
2006 Priorat

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Priorat

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Earthy aromas of stewed greens, berry vinaigrette, white cabbage, and prunes with a slightly chewy, dry medium-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length carrot, cherry candy, sun crisped earth, and cedar plank finish with earthy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory, terroir-driven Priorat to drink ASAP.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory
Aroma Aroma: stewed greens, berry vinaigrette, white cabbage, and prunes
Taste Flavor: carrot, cherry candy, sun crisped earth, and cedar plank
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Daube Provençal, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, terroir-driven Priorat to drink ASAP.

The Importer

Finca La Malena, LLC

The Importer
2335 S. Calle Palo Fierro
Palm Springs, CA 92264
USA
1 617-306-9053

Priorat

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Priorat is a red wine from northeastern Spain produced from several grapes; while Garnacha Tinta is the principal variety, it can also include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and/or Syrah, and even white varieties such as Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo.

There are various levels of Priorat with the youngest being criança (aged for at least 6 months in oak barrels and then 18 months in the bottle), followed by reserva (12 months in oak, 24 months in bottle and finally Gran Reserva (24 months in barrel, 36 months in bottle). Aging ability and richness of a Priorat wine will depend on these categories, but in general, these are ripe reds with bright berry fruit, zesty tannins and subtle spice. Pair these with most red meats, especially beef served with mushrooms, while simple empanadas work well with the lighter versions. Thanks to excellent reviews from several influential wine publications, Priorat wines are now much in demand, with the most famous examples priced in the $50-$75 range on American retail shelves.