White Wine Blanc dels Aspres 2018
White wine from L'Empordà. Varietal White Grenache aged for 5 months in French oak barrels.
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This is a quite special Spanish white wine coming from L'Empordà, in northern Catalonia, just near the French border.
The wine Blanc dels Aspres is made from over 40-year-old vines. They grow in shallow soils composed of granite and slate, with very low levels of organic matter.
The area is constantly swept by a harsh northern wind, called Tramuntana, which concentrates the flavours through a slow dessication of the grapes. Most importantly, it also operates as a natural sanitizing agent.
The 2018 vintage of this white wine from L'Empordà is a single varietal White Grenache.
Produced by Vinyes dels Aspres, after the harvest the grapes were destemmed and crushed. Then, the free-run juice (55% of the whole) was fermented in Allier oak barrels and in one big oak vat.
After that, Blanc dels Aspres 2018 was aged for 5 months on its lees, with pump-overs performed every 15 days.
Production of 9,700 bottles, all numbered.
The white wine Blanc dels Aspres has a very bright, clean pale yellow colour with some golden and steely tinges.
This single varietal White Grenache is remarkably complex. Aromas of flowers, orange blossom, passion fruit, bone fruit, pastry and citrus over a deep mineral background. This white wine fermented in oak also suggests some notes of aromatic herbs.
Meaty and rich, though still coming together. This white wine by Vinyes dels Aspres has a lot to offer, and it will improve considerably over the next years. Mineral nuances, remembrances of earth and flowers, notes of citrus, berries and dry fruit and some buttery notes. This white wine from L'Empordà has a crisp acidity and long, kaleidoscopic finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant, bold, rewardingly different, Blanc dels Aspres 2018 is somewhat reminiscent of the great white wines from Cotes du Rhône, though it shows an even deeper, earthier side. This is a wine that will age well.
Blanc dels Aspres 2017:
White Grenache and Grey Grenache. Enterwine 93.
Blanc dels Aspres 2016:
Blanc dels Aspres 2015:
Blanc dels Aspres 2014:
Varietal White Grenache, 8 months in French oak barrels from Allier.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Pairings||bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Goat cheese, Grilled whitefish, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|