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Abadal Nuat 2016

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Regular Price: €26.50

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Abadal Nuat 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 10 Months mixing in barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13

Score

95
Enterwine Score 95
95
Media rating 95

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €26.50

Special Price €23.85

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Details

One of the best expressions of the Picapoll grape, Abadal Nuat is made from a variety indigenous to the Catalan region of Pla de Bages.

The Picapoll grapes come from low-yielding, over 60-year-old vines scattered over several plots.

Harvested by hand at dusk, once in the cellar the grapes of this Spanish red wine were meticulously selected, gently pressed and cold-soaked for a period of 24 hours.

Then they were fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine was aged on its lees in French oak barrels for over a period of 10 months.

Finally, this wine of the Abadal winery, headed by Valentí Roqueta, a pioneer in the recovery of native grapes in the Pla de Bages region, was bottled and aged for some months before its commercial release.

Ambitious but not pretentious, Abadal Nuat 2016 is a wine with a truly distinctive personality that will improve in the bottle for 5-7 years.

We suggest that you decant it for a minimum of 30 minutes before you drink it.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Abadal Nuat has a clean, brigh, straw yellow colour with some golden and steely tinges.

Nose

Complex, delicate notes of pomelo, pineapple, mango, passion fruit and lychee. After a while, this Picapoll from Pla de Bages slowly evolves into aromas of orange blossom, jasmine, almond flower and fennel. At the same time, this white wine aged on lees suggests remembrances of yeasts, pastry and toast over a mineral background.

Palate

Bold and palate-coating, but also suprisingly fresh. Juicy notes of ripe white fruit and white flowers, punctuated by notes of citrus, flowers, honey and royal jelly. This white wine by Bodegas Abadal has a very long, creamy finish with some bitter undertones.

Our personal opinion

Seductive, deep, substantial... and little-known. Abadal Nuat 2016 is a wine worth trying.

OTHER VINTAGES

Abadal Nuat 2015:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 90.

Abadal Nuat 2011:

Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type White
D.O. Pla del Bages
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months mixing in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 95
Media rating 95
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Picapoll Blanco
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Rice with fish, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Dry and full bodied, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. nuat review by I'm not a one percenter on 9/19/2018
    Value

    Big, bold, leesy white wine with a tropical twist. I think this is a wine to store for a few years, until it looses the baby fat. Then we'll see...

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