White Grenache

2020

Area: D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia, Spain)

Grape varieties: 100% White grenache.

Graduation: 14,5º

Type of Wine: white 8% oak maturated

Description:

A young white wine 100% White Granache harvested manually. It is a fresh and unctuous wine, with a perfect integration of the toasted notes of the oak barrel with the typical white fruit of the variety.
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8% barrel fermented
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Crop
of dry land
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Hand-picked
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Production
4.000 bottles
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SO2
16 mg/l
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Suitable for
vegans
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Biosphere
Reserve
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8% barrel fermented
icon-secano-002
Crop
of dry land
icon-mano-002
Hand-picked
icon-produccion-002
Production
4.000 bottles
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SO2
16 mg/l
icon-vegan-003
Suitable for
vegans
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Biosphere
Reserve
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“Field work to achieve two different ripening points.
Looking for the maximum expression of a 100% white Grenache”

Elaboration

The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vat (90%) and 10% in a new French oak barrel of 300L. Also, in the barrel, takes place the “batonage” and ageing, for 3 months. The final blend is 90% of young wine and 10% from the barrel. Before to be bottled, is clarified and lightly filtered, sediments may form.

Concept

Traditionally, in the Terra Alta, whites and reds were produced by the skin contact maceration process. This wine combines the idea of the traditional production (24 hours skin contact maceration) and looking for a current style. With the skin contact maceration and the work with the barrel and the final blend, the wine is fresh, silky in mouth, but without to mark the wine with the barrel

Tasting note

A clean, médium intense nose with red apple, fennel, a bit of lemon peel. Mouth filling and smoothe textured palate, full of ripe, sweet fruits like Cavaillon melon, pear, red apple. Very well integrated oak supplying a bit of spiciness, complexity and pleasant bitterness on the long finish. Garnacha Blanca has great potential in Terra Alta and this wine proofs the point!

Tasting by Frank Smulders MW (Master of Wine desde 1992).

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