This biodynamic Spanish white wine is produced in the southern Catalonian region of Conca de Barberà 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 2018 was aged for 8 months in stainless steel tanks. Before bottling, this natural wine was neither filtered nor clarified.
Because of its nicely untamed character, this no added sulfites wine greatly acknowledges aeration.
Decant this white wine from Conca de Barberà 1 hour before drinking.
Drink through 2022.
The white wine Els Bassotets has a pale golden colour with some greenish tinges.
Tight and closed at the beginning, this blend of Macabeo and Chenin slowly opens to notes of ripe white fruit, citrus, peaches, white flowers, evolving into hints of dry fruit, toast, baked bread and fresh yeasts.
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 2018 drinks great without food, and also pairs excellently with pasta, rice and fish recipes.
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|D.O.||Conca de Barberà|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in stainless steel|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Name of Award||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|
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.