Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Syrah from Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain. 13.0% ABV. Vegetarian
Meaty red cherries, black pepper, white truffle with notes of raisins and figs, sugar-coated almonds, cocoa and creamy vanilla. Rich and velvety in the mouth with good acidity and well-balanced tannins with a persistent mineral finish.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
Finding much to enjoy here, team leader Sarah Jane Evans MW noted: 'Rich, fleshy palate with green herbs and some grassiness; it's well-balanced and on the elegant spectrum; this feels fresh, juicy and lifted.'
Producer Profile Casa Mariol
The Mariol family has been in the wine business for over 100 years operating out of La Batea, a medieval town in the heart of Terra Alta region of Catalunya. In 1945, the family’s patriarch, José María Vaquer Bes, began selling wines in Rues in Barcelona from his car. The Casa Mariol brand known to the public today was created by descendants Marta, Josep Maria and Miguel Angel in 2007. Their unique, innovative, eye-catching packaging has attracted much attention as have the wines. Under the watchful eye of Miguel Angel Vaquer, the house aims and succeeds in creating quality wines and vermouths at a fantastic value.
Food pairing recommendation Meat dish: Fricando ( Veal Fillets Stew In Mushroom Sauce ) Vegan dish: Mushroom And Guinness Pie