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Els Bassotets 2016

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€13.20

Els Bassotets 2016

Characteristics

  • Mixed. 10 Months mixing in stainless steel
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13

Score

90
Enterwine Score 90
90
Media rating 90

Availability: In stock

€13.20
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Details

A biodynamic & no added sulfites Spanish white wine, Els Bassotets is made in the southern Catalonian region of Conca de Barberà.

Produced by the Escoda-Sanahuja winery following biodynamic practices, this wine is a blend of 70% Macabeo and 30% Chenin coming from 15 to 20-year-old vines planted in clay-limestone soils.

Meticulously harvested and vinified, the organically grown grapes were fermented in concrete vats using only indigenous yeasts.

After that, Els Bassotets 2016 was aged for 10 months in stainless steel tanks. Before bottling, this natural wine was neither filtered nor clarified.

Because of its nicely untamed character, the wine greatly acknowledges aeration.

Decant this organic white wine from Conca de Barberà 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The white wine Els Bassotets has a pale golden colour with some greenish tinges.

Nose

Tight and closed at the beginning, as this biodynamic white wine made from Macabeo and Chenin (no sulphites added) opens it shows notes of ripe white fruit, citrus, peaches, white flowers, dry fruit, toast, baked bread and fresh yeasts.

Palate

Pleasant, fruity and excitingly wild. This natural white wine by the Escoda-Sanahuja winery has an uplifting character and a great acidity. Complex notes of ripe white fruit, underbush, flowers and yeasts. Long, savoury finish.

Our personal opinion

Uncompromisingly original Els Bassotets 2016 drinks great without food, and also pairs excellently with pasta, rice and fish recipes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Els Bassotets 2015:

Enterwine 89.

Year 2016
Type White
D.O. Conca de Barberà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Mixed
Type of ageing Months mixing in stainless steel
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Macabeo 70%, Chenín Blanc 30%.
Pairings Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Fish and gravey, Grilled whitefish, Light hors d´oeuvres, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted fish, Salads with lite seasonings, Smoked foods, Soft cheeses, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh
Occasion A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. Escoda review by Bassotets on 10/21/2017
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    Being a natural wine geek, I've been following Escoda-Sanahuja winery over the last years. The winery has consistently honed its winemaking procedures over the years. This is the best proof. An unimpeachable no-sulphur added Chenin.

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