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White Wine Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2018

Crianza white wine from Terra Alta. Varietal White Grenache fermented and aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 6 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Mono-variety: Grenache White
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€15.29
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The interesting Bàrbara Forés El Quintà is a single varietal White Grenache coming from DO Terra Alta, a Catalan region which, incidentally, is home to one third of all the White Grenache vineyards in the world.

Produced by Celler Bàrbara Forés, this Spanish white wine is crafted from two plots of over 60-year-old vines which totalize less than 2 hectares. They are planted in sandy soils with an abundance of silica fossils, at an altitude above 350 metres.

Harvested by hand, first the grapes were cold-macerated for 24 hours. Then they were fermented, and this White Grenache from Terra Alta was subsequently aged for 6 months on its lees in 500-litre French oak barrels from Allier.

Production of Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2018 is quite limited.

Decant this organic white wine some time before drinking.

"Quintà" in Catalan, by the way, designates a parcel farmed by one single owner.

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Appearance

The wine Bàrbara Forés El Quintà has a pale yellow colour with some steely tinges.

Nose

Exuberant and multi-layered, this White Grenache begins with some nuances of white fruit and bone fruit, hints of spices, jasmine, orange blossom and citrus. On the background, El Quintà by Bàrbara Forés suggests a note of Mediterranean underbrush and aromatic herbs and deep earthy and mineral remembrances.

Palate

Smooth, savoury and unctuous, this organic white wine sure has great potential for improvement, thanks to its excellent acidity and solid bone structure. Rather complex, this wine from Terra Alta is reminiscent of citrus, white flowers and underbrush, with some hints of pastry and dry fruit, with an earthy and mineral echo. The elements, however, are only beginning to come together, so a little patience will sure have a high reward. Long, delicious finish.

Our personal opinion

A true terroir-orientated wine, and also a luxurious one, Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2018 pairs marvelously with hearty fish dishes, such as a Wild Turbot with Almond Sauce. It is also a great companion for aged cheeses.

OTHER VINTAGES

Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2017:

Enterwine 92.

Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2015:

Peñín 93. Enterwine 92.

Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2014:

Parker 91.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Grenache White
Pairings bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Poultry, Risotto, Roasted white meats, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Dry and full bodied, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
Terra alta white wine
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Substantial white wine, one that I would drink after light or medium-bodied reds, following the old Burgundy tradition. Great personality.
Review by (Posted on 22 March 2019)
a serious white
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The Spanish White Grenache producers are really improving their craft. I think that El Quinta is an utterly characteristic, absolutely delightful wine. It has focus, precision, a lovely texture and a big potential for improvement.
Review by (Posted on 17 January 2018)
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