Area: D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia, Spain).
Grape varieties: 100% White grenache.
Type of Wine: no oak white
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A week before the harvest a pied de cuve is prepared in the vineyard, letting the wild yeast reproduce. When the grapes enter the winery, they are left in contact with the skins at a low temperature for 24h. Afterwards it is pressed and inoculated with the pied de cuve. The fermentation is carried out in a stainless steel vat. Before bottling the wine is clarified and lightly filtered, therefore sediments may form.
Interesting, slightly color between amber and pinky. Nose a bit phenolic, yet clean and precise. Firm on the palate with tannins and a balanced acidity level. Complex with some yellow apple, a zesty and mineral character, a light nutty sensation. Remarkably long finish in which spiciness and well-dosed tannins make you want to take another sip.
Tasting by Frank Smulders MW (Master of Wine desde 1992).