This is a terrific Montsant from the husband-and-wife team of Sara Perez and Rene Barbier. Their parents, who have Mas Martinet and Clos Mogador, pioneered the Priorat region. Now the children are striking out on their own in the less known Montsant region adjoining the Priorat in Catalonia.
Medium ruby with aromas of ripe strawberries and earth, red fruits and sweet spices on a full bodied palate.
Made from a blend of Garnacha, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the 2010 Dido red is elegant and balanced with smooth tannins and a lush, lovely finish. The yellow wax seal is pretty great too. Just point that corkscrew right through the wax.
A perfect red with roast birds, seared duck breast, braised lamb shanks or grilled lamb chop.