ALFREDO ARRIBAS PORTAL DEL PRIORAT clos del priorat somni 2013
about the wine
the word “somni” is catalan for “dream” – thus named because the wine is alfredo arribas’ favorite from his clos del portal project , balanced by its mineral core and exquisite freshness
a blend of carignan and syrah, somni plays the meatiness and depth of syrah against carignan’s brightness and intense aromatics. the result is inky and layered, highly fragrant and silken in texture, exemplifying the power and intensity for which priorat is so revered certified organic, farmed biodynamically, and made in alfredo’s signature minimalist style. tasting notes appearance: glass coating opaque, purple/black colour. aroma: high density of aromas. bouquet of mineral. smoky and full of red berries notes, small wild cherries surrounded by spices, fresh herbs and underbush. damp earth, liquid minerality! on the palate: dense and silky. full bodied presence of matter and structure. touches of a noble aging and textures full of nuances. depth and concentrated, with an always expanding finish.