2021 Venus la Universal Dido Blanc BIO
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 Dido La Universal Blanco was born from intuition and the need to make wine mainly from grapes from the local grape varieties. According to Sara and Rene Barbier, this is the way to make good wine as they strongly believe that the grapes belong to the terroir (a bit like a pinot noir belongs to Burgundy - of course it can be grown elsewhere but then it also tastes different). The wine is a blend of Garnatxa blanca (white Grenache), Macabeu (Viura) and Cartoixà (xarel·lo).
15% of the grapes are macerated with skins in open barrels for 3/5 days to make the sourdough (pie de cuba) in order to obtain the native yeasts, then another 20% are macerated with skins for 24 hours and the rest goes straight to the press. 30% is aged in a 3000l Amphora (clay) and the 70% in different oak barrels from 300l to 4000l for 14 months. The wine is certified organic and is grown and produced purely naturally. The 2021 was only released in spring 2023 and is a wine with wonderful aging potential.
The Dido Blanco is straw yellow in the glass with a slightly greenish tinge. The Dido is a voluptuous wine with aromas of autumn, ripe fruit, raisins and the typical dry slightly oxidative touch (nutty) in the nose, which makes the wine a gastronomic winner. In the mouth, the wine is fresh, clean, nice acidity and well balanced. The Dido Blanco is a very seductive wine and certainly not "average"
Perswijn April 2022 — 4.5* in the Catalunya, Navarra and Aragón Special " Fragrance: pear, peach, flowers, wax, vanilla. Taste: powerful and thick, ripe, opulent, beautifully matured ."
In some cases, the wines are given a kind of WAX closure instead of a regular capsule. This has no further purpose and has the disadvantage that it sometimes hardens quite quickly and pieces can then simply crumble (spontaneously, during transport, etc.). This has no influence on the quality of the wine. We cannot give any further guarantee on this.
|Type of Wine
|Venus la Universal
|Garnacha, Macabeo, Viura, Xarel-Lo
|Drinking as of
|Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch