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White Wine Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2019

Organic white wine from Terra Alta. Varietal White Grenache fermented and aged for 6 months on lees 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
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White,
ñ 92 91 92

Availability: In stock

€15.29
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The interesting Bàrbara Forés El Quintà is a varietal White Grenache coming from DO Terra Alta. That region in Catalonia, incidentally, is home to one third of all the world's White Grenache vineyards.

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, the grapes were cold-macerated for 24 hours and then fermented. Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2019 was subsequently aged for 6 months on its lees in 500-litre French oak barrels from Allier.

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 is pale yellow with some greenish tinges.

Nose

Quite rich, this White Grenache begins with aromas of white fruit and bone fruit, hints of spices, jasmine, orange blossom and citrus. In the background there are notes of Mediterranean underbrush and aromatic herbs, with some earthy and mineral remembrances.

Palate

This wine from Celler Bàrbara Forés is savoury and structured, with an excellent acidity, a smooth texture and an incipient complexity. Gently spicy, with a good balance and a long finish with remembrances of citrus, quince and herbs.

Our personal opinion

A terroir-bound wine, and a very savoury one at that, Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2019 pairs marvelously with hearty fish dishes, such as a Wild Turbot with Almond Sauce. It is also a great accompaniment for aged cheeses.

OTHER VINTAGES

Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2018:

Enterwine 91.

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 2019
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
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 92
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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