Enjoying a Spanish white wine aged in oak is not an unusual thing. However, drinking a wine aged in three different types of wooden barrels is something rather less common.
First the grapes were cold-soaked and then naturally drawn-off. After that, Àtica Blanc 2017 began fermentation in stainless steel tanks and finished the process in Acacia barrels and in American and French oak barrels.
Finally, this white wine from Penedès completed half of the malolactic fermentation and was aged for 4 months in the barrels.
Drink until 2022.
The organic white wine Ática Blanc has a golden colour with some greenish tinges.
Mildly exuberant, this organic white wine from Penedès shows some spicy nuances, such as vanilla and cinnamon, combined with remembrances of baked apples, melon, undergrowth and fennel.
Palate-coating and savoury, this white wine by Parató is fresh and lively, with a crisp acidity. Juicy notes of spices, white fruit and white flowers and remembrances of citrus and aromatic herbs. Àtica has a medium finish with remembrances of mineral and some smokey traces.
|Our personal opinion||
A high-quality value, Àtica Blanc 2017 successfully balances Mediterranean character and wood ageing.
Àtica Blanc 2016:
Xarel·lo & Macabeo. Enterwine 92.
Àtica Blanc 2015:
Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Chardonnay. 6 months in 3 types of barrels.
Àtica Blanc 2013:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in different types of barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo 44%, Chardonnay 37%, Macabeo 19%.|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Grilled fish, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Rosted piglet, Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
This was new to me. Quite enjoyable, particularly under the Mediterraneansunshine.
Good white wine. Creamy, but not too much, and with the punch provided by xarel.lo.