2018 Venus La Universal BIO

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Montsant (Appellation)
Winery Venus la Universal
Vintage 2018
Grape Carignan Garnacha Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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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 estate. She also works closely with her brother Adria on Cims de Porrera. Father JoséLuis Pérez, one of the most important figures in the Spanish wine world, is proud of his children. He himself remains active in various wine projects. Together with her husband René Barbier (Clos Mogador), Sara Pérez owns and vinifies two beautiful wines at Venus La Universal. As a tribute to every small food manufacturer from the 1920s who wanted to grow up, Sara has christened this mini-domain Compania Universal de Vinos. There on 'La Uni', as she likes to call it herself, she has created the mother of all female wines: Venus. And 'Dido' is the more than exemplary daughter of 'Venus'. New is the Dido blanco, a complex white wine based on Macabeo and Garnacha Blanca, with partial fermentation in French oak. The wine deserves a little bottle aging and is best served in large glasses. Elegant 'feminine' wines with a lot of style.

The Venus is the top model of La Universal. Only around 6000 bottles are produced and worldwide importers receive a small allocation of this fine wine every year. As Sarah herself describes it, the Venus is the result of an attempt to interpret femininity, the earth, through a bottle of wine: Here, too, local grapes such as Carinyena (Carignan), Garnatxa (Grenache) and Syrah are used from the strong belief that the historical local grapes belong to a terroir and it is precisely there that gives the best result.

The wine comes from 4 parcels of Grenache and Carignan from old vines located between Pinyana and Crossos. The vineyard has both a northern and southern location (so warm and cool). The grapes are harvested separately, selected and processed separately, but in the end (and that is unique with this wine) they try to ferment everything at the same time. The wine is fermented for no less than 28-32 days in wooden open tanks of 500 liters. After fermentation, the wine is allowed to age further in a 4000 liter barrel and a 300 liter barrel (this is combined at bottling) for 20-24 months.

In the glass, the Venus has a sparkling ruby red color with dark fruit and spices in the nose. The taste is mineral, luscious and juicy with a great balance between the fruit and the acidity. This is a beautiful elegant wine and a wine that envelops you, it is delicious, intended to accompany food, especially to traditional Mediterranean cuisine or with a beautiful piece of grilled meat. Of course honest and organic because that's how this wine is made.

Parker (95/100) writes: " ....Amazing wines of character "

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Montsant (Appellation)
Winery Venus la Universal
Grape Carignan, Garnacha, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified Yes
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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