White Wine Blanc dels Aspres 2018

White wine from L'Empordà. Varietal White Grenache aged for 5 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 5 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Mono-variety: Grenache White
Wineries: Vinyes dels Aspres
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€15.60
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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.

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Appearance

The white wine Blanc dels Aspres has a very bright, clean pale yellow colour with some golden and steely tinges.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Blanc dels Aspres 2017:

White Grenache and Grey Grenache. Enterwine 93.

Blanc dels Aspres 2016:

Enterwine 93.

Blanc dels Aspres 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Blanc dels Aspres 2014:

Varietal White Grenache, 8 months in French oak barrels from Allier.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 5
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Grenache White
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
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emporda!!
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This white wine drinks like a red. It has structure, muscle and depth. You feel the sun, but not the heat. Terroir-orientated, also. Superb with white meat.
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