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Edetària Selecció Blanc 2016

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Edetària Selecció Blanc 2016

Characteristics

  • Fermented in Barrel. 8 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€20.30
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Details

This is the new vintage of Edetària Selecció Blanc, a regrettably little known Spanish white wine produced by the Edetària winery in the southern Catalan region of Terra Alta.

Why "regrettably"? Because the best vintages of this single varietal White Grenache stand comparison with some of southern Rhône's great white wines. This is not an opinion, but a verifiable statement.

A single varietal White Grenache, Edetària Selecció Blanc 2016 is made from over 60-year-old vines grown in "Panal," a very particular kind of soil made of fossilized dunes, which bring a distinctive minerality and finesse to the wine. 

Harvested by hand and selected in the vineyard, this white wine from Terra Alta was carefully vinified and aged in new, 300-litre French oak barrels for 8 months.

Drink over the next 10 years. Decant a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Edetària Selecció Blanc has a bright yellow colour with some golden tinges.

Nose

Complex and elusive, extremely young, this old-vines White Grenache suggests some distant notes of smoke, spices and dry fruit, combined with aromas of ripe white fruit, a nice bouquet of flowers, a salty touch and some remembrances of aromatic herbs and Mediterranean garrigue over a diffuse layer of minerality.

Palate

Well-balanced, detailed and quite confident, this white wine by Edetària has a juvenile exuberance which needs some years to settle down. Predominantly mineral, the fruit is sustained by an excellent acidity. A wine with a distinctive personality, this White Grenache from Terra Alta ends with a delicately bitter, elegant note.

Our personal opinion

One of Catalonia's best and lesser known white wines, Edetària Selecció Blanc 2016 pairs wonderfully with hearty fish dishes, white meat or consistent rice recipes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Edetària Selecció Blanc 2014:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 91.

Edetària Selecció Blanc 2013:

Included a tiny amount of Macabeo

Edetària Selecció Blanc 2012:

Peñín 91. Grenaches du Monde 2015-Silver Medal.

Year 2016
Type White
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
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 Fermented in Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Grenache White
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Alone, Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Majorcan cuisine, Paté, Rice with fish, Risotto, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. edetaria blanco review by Tim McCandless on 8/29/2018
    Value

    For my money, this is one of Catalonia's best whites. It usually peaks at 6-8 years of age.

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