White Wine Bàrbara Forés El Quintà 2019
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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.
The wine Bàrbara Forés El Quintà is pale yellow with some greenish tinges.
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.
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.
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Peñín 93. Enterwine 92.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|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|