Produced from a single, 2-hectare estate planted in 1948, the harvest was carried out manually. Once in the cellar, this Spanish white wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 18 days at a controlled temperature.
After that, this organic white wine was aged for 8 months, 80% in egg-shaped concrete vats, which allow for natural micro-oxygenation and recirculation, and the rest in acacia barrels.
Finally, both wine musts were blended, and Albet i Noya El Fanio 2017 was gently filtered and bottled.
The white wine Albet i Noya El Fanio has a pale yellow colour with dim golden tinges.
Characteristic and well defined, this organic Xarel·lo from Penedès smells of apples, peaches and pears. There are dim suggestions of citrus, and some mineral and earthy notes, underpinned by remembrances of aromatic herbs, flowers and fennel.
Fresh, unmasked and suggestive, this El Fanio from Albet i Noya has a substantial body, balanced by a first-rate acidity which provides a solid backbone. Spices, dim bitter notes, remembrances of flowers, bone fruit and white fruit and some mineral undertones. Long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Crafted following organic procedures, Albet i Noya El Fanio 2017 from Penedès is a remarkable Xarel.lo.
Albet i Noya El Fanio 2016:
Enterwine 91. James Suckling 92.
Albet i Noya El Fanio 2015:
Albet i Noya El Fanio 2014:
Peñín 91. Gold Medal-Gilbert & Gaillard. Golden Leaf-Vinum Nature. 9,52/10-Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).
Albet i Noya El Fanio 2013:
Peñín 91. Gold Medal-DO Penedès Quality Wines Contest (Aged White Wines Category).
|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||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Name of Award||Biofach 2019 (Alemania): Medalla de Plata.|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Smoked foods, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fruity and Fresh|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Original, with uncommon aromas and flavours. Quite nice.