White Wine Cantallops Xarel·lo d'AT Roca 2021
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This is the new vintage of Cantallops Xarel·lo, produced by Agustí Torelló Sibill & Agustí Torelló Roca, the father-son team at the helm of the AT Roca family winery.
A confidential Spanish white wine, this is produced from a single parcel of Xarel·lo vines, Finca Casallarga, located in Costers de l'Ordal, one of the highest areas of DO Penedès, bordering the mineral terroir of the Garraf mountain range.
After the harvest, the grapes were fermented with indigenous yeasts. Then a 70% of this white wine from Penedès was aged on its lees in French oak barrels, and the rest was aged in egg-shaped concrete vats. Both were aged for 8 months.
Finally, Cantallops Xarel·lo d'AT Roca 2021 was bottled unfiltered and aged for a further months before its release.
We suggest that you aerate this organic white wine some time before you drink it.
The white wine Cantallops Xarel·lo is pale yellow with some golden tinges.
First thing we notice in this organic Xarel.lo is a deep smokey and mineral background, nuanced by aromas of pears and apples and a touch of aniseed. Rich and intrincate, this "Vi de Coster" also suggests some remembrances of bitter herbs, pastry and and fine lees.
This wine from bodega AT Roca is layered, precise and very fresh. Citrusy acidity, with delicate notes of honey and butter, remembrances of fennel and a touch of bitter herbs and spices. Long, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant and well-crafted, Cantallops Xarel·lo d'AT Roca 2021 pairs excellently with rice recipes, seafood, and Asian food.
Cantallops Xarel·lo d'AT Roca 2019:
Cantallops Xarel·lo d'AT Roca 2017:
Cantallops Xarel·lo d'AT Roca 2016:
Cantallops Xarel·lo d'AT Roca 2015:
Enterwine 93. Gold Medal - Tastavins DO Penedès 2017 Contest (Best White Wine made from Xarel.lo).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cured cheeses, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Soup and rice, Specialty plates, Sushi, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fresh and dry, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|