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Somni 2015

Somni

2015
Priorat (Spain)

Alfredo Arribas offers us a very varied selection of wines, in both the Priorat and Montsant. They'r...

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Details for Somni 2015

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Priorat (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Alfredo Arribas offers us a very varied selection of wines, in both the Priorat and Montsant. They're all original and extremely well-made, thanks to the collaboration of Joan Asens as the team's technical director. There's a wide choice of Priorat wines, but there's one that sets itself apart, Somni, above all because of its coupage, a high percentage of Cariñena (60%) and a quite abnormal 40% of Syrah.

In style it's the most different too: the most robust and voluminous, and distinctly opaque in the glass, clearly maintaining a very well-defined and elegant profile, like all the wines in the Arribas family. Aged in new French oak barrels for a little over a year, Somni is a powerful wine with a real wealth of nuances. Right now it needs some time, like all good Priorats and this particular one is no exception, time to refine its considerable robustness.

After a quiet repose in the bottle, you'll discover that it's a Priorat of great finesse, with a seductive perfume of violets and the flowers of aromatic plants growing around the vineyards, such as rosemary, and also peppery notes which highlight its freshness. It's more of a black fruit wine than a red fruit one, having all the essence and strength of the Priorat terroir, mineral, with a graphite undertone and some earthy notes that confer a rustic character, always tempered by the overall elegance.

Rice dishes / Lamb / Oven-cooked game meat

  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: María José (28/03/2017) - Vintage 2014

Excelente

No lo había probado . Me pareció una prescripción muy interesante Relación calidad precio algo descompensada Acompaño perfectamente un solomillo ibérico

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