Vins Singulars RAR Essencia Priorat 2018
The RAR Vins Singulars Essencia is a red wine from the heart of Spain's Priorat region. Sourced from vines aged between30 and 90 years old this is a blend dominated by the Garnacha grape alongside additions of Carinena and Syrah. This is the personal project of Scala Dei's winemaker Richard Rofes. The RAR not only Refers to the Initials of Richard Rofes but also means Rare in Catalan. The rarity here refers to the winemaking style, which avoids the heavily oaked and extracted styles of wines common to Priorat, in favour of a more elegant, fresh and fruit-driven expression.
A Glorious Wine with its crunchy red fruit mixing with sweet, ripe blackberries. Energetic and warming, this is exceptionally smooth on the palate with very fine tannins and a long finish.