Cara Nord Blanc 2018
White wine made from Macabeo, Chardonnay and Trepat in Conca de Barberà DO, aged for 3 months on its lees.
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Produced by Cara Nord, this Spanish white wine comes from vineyards planted at an altitude of 800 metres, in soils composed of slate and pebble stones. The winery practices an uncompromising high-altitude agriculture, following minimal intervention, environmentally friendly practices.
After a meticulous harvest, this white wine from Conca de Barberà was fermented in stainless steel tanks, and then Cara Nord Blanc 2018 aged for 3 months on lees prior to its bottling.
The Cara Nord winery, by the way, is a joint effort of the Catalan winemaker Tomàs Cusiné and the American importer Eric Solomon.
This Spanish white wine Cara Nord Blanc has a very clean, bright, pale yellow colour with steely tinges and greenish glints.
Notes of Granny Smith apple, white flowers and underbrush, nuanced by remembrances of plums, limes, pineapple and passion fruit. This high-altitude white wine from Cara Nord Celler also suggests some delicate mineral undertones and a dash of white pepper.
This white blend made from mountain vines in the DO Conca de Barberà has a bold entrance onto the palate and a lush texture. Fresh notes of citrus, flowers and ripe white fruit, with some mineral and salty notions, plus a very good acidity and a medium, slightly bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An already enjoyable white wine, Cara Nord Blanc 2018 will improve over the next years.
Cara Nord Blanc 2017:
Cara Nord Blanc 2016:
Cara Nord Blanc 2015:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
Cara Nord Blanc 2013:
Parker 87 and Peñín 92.
|D.O.||Conca de Barberà|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in stainless steel|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||3|
|Name of Award||Concurs Vins DO Conca de Barberà 2019: Mejor Vino Blanco Joven.|
|Percentage of variety||Macabeo, Chardonnay, Trepat.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Blue cheeses, bluefish, Caviar, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Majorcan cuisine, Oriental cuisine, Oysters, Pasta with fish, Risotto, Roasted fish, Sheep´s cheese, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
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