A single varietal Macabeo, it is made from grapevines around 60 years of age planted in clayey-limestone, magnesium-rich soils scattered across three different estates: El Pou de la Pedra, La Casilla and Les Tuies.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were selected in the vineyard. Once in the cellar, they were cold-soaked and separately vinified.
Then this white wine from Penedès was fermented in stainless steel tanks, after which it was cold-stabilized and gently filtered.
Finally, Albet i Noya 3 Macabeus 2018 was bottled with a screw cap.
Drink over the next 2 years.
The white wine Albet i Noya 3 Macabeus has a bright, clean, pale yellow colour.
Juicy notes of white fruit, combined with subtle notes of balsam, white flowers and aniseed. As this Macabeo white wine opens, the aromas of citrus and dry fruit gain prominence.
Fresh and savoury, this 3 Macabeus by Albet i Noya is linear and very pure. White fruit, some flowery notions, remembrances of almonds and hazelnuts, and dim undertones of fennel and dry earth. This organic white wine has a very good acidity and a medium, lively finish with remembrances of citrus.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent value, Albet i Noya 3 Macabeus 2018 pairs excellently with rice, pasta, appetizers and fish dishes.
Albet i Noya 3 Macabeus 2016:
Enterwine 90. James Suckling 90.
Albet i Noya 3 Macabeus 2015:
Albet i Noya 3 Macabeus 2014:
Albet i Noya 3 Macabeus 2013:
Peñín-89. Guia de Vins de Catalunya-8,75/10.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||No|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||No|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Enjoyable and very pure. It simply tastes great!!
Macabeu is one of the grapes of Cava, but I think it works very well alone. A smooth palate wine, very adaptable when it comes to food pairing.