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Els Bassots 2017

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€20.15

Els Bassots 2017

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 15 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 12.5

Score

90
Enterwine Score 90
90
Media rating 90

Availability: In stock

€20.15
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Details

Produced by the Escoda-Sanahuja winery, Els Bassots is a Spanish white wine made following an uncompromisingly organic, radically non-interventionist approach.

As with all of the company's products, this natural white wine is crafted following the guidelines of biodynamic agriculture.

A varietal Chenin Blanc, the grapes come from a single estate located at an altitude of 450 metres in the beautiful southern Catalan region of Conca de Barberà. The grapevines grow in soils composed of clay and limestone.

Interestingly, Els Bassots 2017 was crafted following the "Brisat" technique, traditionally used in the region to produce white wines.

Thus, the wine must was fermented with the grape skins, as with red wines, in order to enhance its colour intensity and aromatic complexity.

After that, this white wine from Conca de Barberà was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, a substantially longer period than in previous vintages. Prior to its bottling, the wine was neither clarified nor filtered.

It is important thay you decant it 1 hour before drinking. Drink over the next 5 years.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Els Bassots has a very bright, clean, straw-yellow colour with some golden tinges and greyish glints.

Nose

Enticing aromas of bitter almonds and hazelnuts, along with notes of rose petals, jasmine, ginger and citrus. This Chenin Blanc also suggests some delightful overtones of lychee, balsam, camomile and sage.

Palate

Intense, focused and linear. This wine by the Escoda-Sanahuja winery has a tense acidity, mild tannins, some bitter and citrus notions and long, complex finish with some remembrances of dry fruit, flowers, spices and dry earth.

Our personal opinion

Radical in the best sense of the term, Els Bassots 2017 is an age-worthy wine from Conca de Barberà that deserves serious consideration.

OTHER VINTAGES

Els Bassots 2016:

Enterwine 90.

Els Bassots 2014:

4 months in barrels. Enterwine 89.

Els Bassots 2013:

Peñín 89.

Year 2017
Type White
D.O. Conca de Barberà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
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 Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Chenin White
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Cold meats, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Fish and gravey, Goat cheese, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods
Taste Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner
  1. good, but it will be much better... review by Brick in the wall on 3/8/2019
    Value

    Super cool wine, despite being in its infancy. Forget this blather about having to drink natural wine young because of its inability to age. This wine will be much better in 3 years.

  2. Chenin review by Bass on 10/21/2017
    Value

    A natural Chenin that could compete with some serious Loire Chenins. Scented, floral, with a restrained use of oak. The fruit breathes freely, and the terroir imprint is palpable and delectable. Kudos to the winery!!

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