Formiga de Vellut 2017

Clos Galena (Priorat)

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Clos Galena is the maker of this Formiga de Vellut 2017 (£13.95), a red wine from Priorat that contains syrah, cariñena and garnacha of 2017.

Technical sheet · Formiga de Vellut

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2017 Other vintages
Appellation:Priorat (Catalonia,Spain)
Winery: Clos Galena
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Garnacha (60%), Cariñena (20%), Syrah (20%)
Allergens: Contains Sulfites

Description · Clos Galena

Formiga de Vellut 2017 (Garnacha, Cariñena and Syrah)


  • View: It has a deep red garnet, like purple, with purple highlights.
  • Nose: perceiver that transports him to the forest, by the harmonious blend of fruits and flowers. Background wood and licorice.
  • Mouth: It has a very seductive and elegant way, but with the power optimum flavors. The balance of acidity is good and the finish is long.


VINEYARD: Clos Galena.

GRAPES: Syrah, Carignan, Grenache.

AGEING: in oak barrels.

PREPARATION: manual collection occurs first, then a separation of the top and finally the stripping thereof. The mashing process occurs cold and subsequent fermentation in stainless steel tanks is controlled. Let stand in French oak barrels, half of them new. At the end it is bottled after being clarified.

WINE PAIRING: Cheeses of strong flavors, wines, red meat, heavy dishes.


ALCOHOL: 14.5%

Clos Galena

Clos Galena winery is the culmination of the constant labour of a man of science. Miguel Pérez Cerrada, oenologist and university lecturer, has made this winery in the Priorat his life's work and aims to make very individual wines here. Once his creativity was given full rein, his enthusiasm for...

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Reviews about Formiga de Vellut 2015

Johanna Hofbauer
Johanna Hofbauer


This is the wine that (in a previous vintage) created my interest in the world of wines in the first place. It's a beautiful red and my staff choice to introduce my friends to Spanish wines. I...
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Anna  Bo  Sobrero
Anna Bo Sobrero


Although I do not drink wine, my guests loved it
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Reviews about Formiga de Vellut 2012

Juan Manuel Gonzalvo
Juan Manuel Gonzalvo


Red, floral, friendly fruit, light. 88 points.
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Reviews about Formiga de Vellut 2008

Guía Peñín
Guía Peñín


Formiga de Vellot 2008
Peñín Guide 2011 rating
- Tasting notes: Colour: deep cherry, purple rim. Nose: cocoa bean, red
berry notes, elegant, dry stone. Palate: fruity, good structure,
- Score: 89
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