Starting with 11 hectares of vineyards in 1999, Miguel Pérez Cerrada has made Domini de la Cartoixa a leading light in Priorat.
His ‘Formiga de Galena’ Priorat is truly impressive, with massive depth of flavour and great intensity. Garnacha, Carninena and Syrah all work together to produce a profusion of red and dark fruit flavours. Still a little tight at the moment (but still delicious) - if you've got the patience and discipline to put this away for a couple of years it will blossom into something magnificant.
Freshly picked and fermented Frappato grapes are blended with ultra-ripe Nero d'Avola that have dried on the vine to provide a delightful "Appassimento" style red - rich, savoury and a real crowd-pleaser.
Deep ruby red. A rich, expressive bouquet with notes of red-berried fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant with highlights of oak. The palate is rounded, ample and flavourful, displaying remarkable freshness. The harmonious balance of the tannins, which imparts fine aromatic length with a predominantly fruity back-of-palate, is to be savoured. One of the great achievements of the 2017 vintage, a very fine wine that stands out by virtue of its freshness and vibrancy.
One of my favourite white discoveries of last year; crisp, fresh and elegant with classic varietal character and a mouthwatering finish. - Chris Connolly