Uniquely characteristic - one could even say radical - Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc is produced in the Garraf Mountains, a subzone of the DO Penedès with an exceptionally mineral terroir.
A single varietal Xarel.lo, this Spanish white wine is made from vines planted in 1938 in soils composed of limestone and "sauló" - the local name for granitic sand.
After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were fermented in 300-litre clay amphorae. Next, this biodynamic white wine was aged in those same containers for 6 months with periodic stirrings of the lees.
Prior to its bottling, Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2017, from the Can Ramon Viticultors del Montgròs winery, was only gently filtered.
Nicely untamed and refreshingly raw, we suggest that you decant this Garraf white wine some time before drinking.
The wine Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc has a very bright, pale golden colour with some greyish glints.
This old-vines Xarel.lo from Penedès opens tight, so it is important to aerate it. Notes of fennel, rosemary, citrus, lime, dried herbs, mint, flowers, remembrances of dry earth and dry fruit, and some remembrances of red clay.
Tense and focused, this biodynamic white wine from Can Ramon Viticultors del Montgròs expresses a real sense of terroir. The wine, though, is still very young, and needs some time to settle. Green apples, citrus peel, camomile, Mediterranean garrigue and some earthy remembrances. Exceptional acidity, deep minerality, and long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A naughty boy from Penedès with plenty of charm, Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2017 is a mineral Xarel.lo that will delight the adventurous drinkers.
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Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2014:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|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||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
Yes, this is a wine for adventurers. Wild, sort of raw, incredibly alive, made along the lines of the so-called "natural wines". While drinking it, I had the feeling that my palate had been asleep for a very long time and that this wine was reawakening it.