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Dido La Universal 2019

Dido La Universal

2019
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When the expertise of two families with deep Priorat roots, the Pérez and Barbiers, is united and this...

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£17.40

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Dido La Universal 2019

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Young Crianza
Alcohol content i14.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2019

Review

When the expertise of two families with deep Priorat roots, the Pérez and Barbiers, is united and this is combined with a love for the land and the readiness to cherish its fruits felt by two people like Sara Pérez and René Barbier, the end result is a wine that's unpretentious but exciting.

Sara and René are a knowledgeable and approachable couple, whose main aspiration as they go through life is to leave an emotional mark, not a material one, and with this aim in mind they devote themselves to looking after their own environment, and that of those they meet along the way, with complete sincerity and affection. In favour of the ecosystem, they moved over to organic cultivation years ago and viewed sustainability as a non-negotiable goal, reducing waste to the minimum, employing lower-energy materials and restructuring water and electricity consumption. In their dealings with others, they are always kind, considerate and smiling, delighted to chat about wine at any time.

If we add to two such special individuals as René and Sara the infallible combination of Garnacha and granite, it's easily understood why Montsant wine attains a new dimension in every bottle of Dido. The varietal's pleasant qualities meld extremely well with the terroir's genuine merits, producing for us a clean-cut, vibrant wine which has a translucent look in the glass, as a direct consequence of a moderate maceration. On the nose, blue and red flowers enhance hints of wild strawberries and orange peel. Touches of stone fruit emerge, which only great Garnachas are capable of delivering, accompanied by refreshing touches of Morello cherries. On the palate it's transparent and fluid; juicy to just the right extent, fruity but not overly so, and very easy to appreciate. Pure pleasure, of the sort some call femininity while many others call elegance.

Food pairing

Duck a l'orange / Grilled swordfish / Iberian pork secreto

Production

ORGANIC
  • Vinification material:Concrete / Wood
  • Ageing period:9 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Mike Dawson (6 Jun) - Vintage 2019

Fabulous montsant

I am a fan of big powerful priorats from the neighbouring region. This montsant was milder by priorat standards but plenty of flavour. A perfect balance of tannin and acidity; flavours of cheery, oak and vanilla. Can be drank on its own. And the more I drank, the more I wanted. An immediate favourite.

by: Tom (18/12/2016) - Vintage 2014

Surprisingly light for the grapes composition

To tell the truth I have expected full bodied, quite heavy wine, but I found it surprisingly light. Now I have realized why it is recommended for rice dishes and oily fishes.

by: Natalia (24 Feb) - Vintage 2018

Excellent red wine

Excelent wine to drink with cheese, red meat and fish and also to drink alone.

by: Félix Busqué (23/04/2018) - Vintage 2016

Vino con fruta fresca, algo de taninos y buen bouquet, vino medio a precio medio-alto

Es difícil para un aficionado no situar en la excelencia a un vino de "la universal", pero no lo está para mis gustos teniendo en cuenta el precio. Tiene mucha fruta fresca, algo de taninos y buen bouquet, incluso puede notarse algo de la mineralidad tan buscada en los vinos de la zona, pero en mi opinión el precio está claramente por encima de lo que el vino da, y más si lo comparamos con otros muchos vinos de otras bodegas de Montsant -Priorat.

by: Gamberoland (14 Apr) - Vintage 2019

Einzigartig

Ausdrucksstarkes Cuvee, bei dem der galante Geschmack der Garnacha Rebe von vielen anderen Einflüssen umgarnt wird. Fast schon penetrant steht die Orange hier im Vordergrund, ohne dabei einen zu süßen Eindruck zu hinterlassen. Wer das besondere liebt, ist hier bestens aufgehoben. Für Genießer.

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