Venus la Universal - Dido 2017
Venus la Universal - Dido 2017 (89 TSW)
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha and Merlot.
Sara Pérez is the wife of Rene Barbier who makes the famous Clos Mogador, Espectacle and Manyetes. Sara Pérez is also in charge of the Clos Martinet family domain. She also works closely with her brother Adria at Cims de Porrera. Father José Luis Pérez, one of the most important figures in the Spanish wine world, is proud of his children. He also remains active in various wine projects.
Together with her husband René Barbier (Clos Mogador), Sara Pérez owns and creates two beautiful wines on Venus La Universal. As a tribute to every small food manufacturer from the 1920s who wanted to grow up, Sara has started this mini-domain (now 10 ha.) Compania Universal de Vinos.
They created two wines. The Dido blanco, a complex white wine based on Macabeo and Garnacha Blanca, with partial fermentation on French oak. And this Dido which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha and Merlot.
My tasting notes:
Three types of maturation. Amphora, cement and wood.
In the glass a dark ruby red color with purple edges.
On the medium+ nose aromas of cherries, red berries and wild strawberries with hints of spices, balsamico and vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins. Smoky flavours of cherries, ripe plums and chocolate. Very nice and elegant round finish.
A really beautiful wine at a very nice price.
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