Cara Nord Blanc 2018

White wine made from Macabeo, Chardonnay and Trepat in Conca de Barberà DO, aged for 3 months on its lees.

On lees. 3 Months mixing in stainless steel
Percentage of Alcohol: 12º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay, Macabeo, Trepat,
Wineries: Cara Nord
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Availability: In stock

€9.70
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The new vintage of Cara Nord Blanc is a blend of Macabeo, Chardonnay and Trepat, an indigenous red grape from Conca de Barberà which here has been vinified in white (without skin maceration.)

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

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Appearance

This Spanish white wine Cara Nord Blanc has a very clean, bright, pale yellow colour with steely tinges and greenish glints.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Cara Nord Blanc 2017:

Enterwine 90.

Cara Nord Blanc 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Cara Nord Blanc 2015:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Cara Nord Blanc 2013:

Parker 87 and Peñín 92.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Conca de Barberà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Ageing On lees
Type of ageing Months mixing in stainless steel
Number of months aged in Barrels 3
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
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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Eric Solomon knows where to produce great wine. This is sharp and clean, with a peppery note. Review by Good job (Posted on 15/06/2018)
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High-quality white wine. Nice and fresh, it has a solid body and a good structure, so it is not a summer-only wine. Review by Alex & Marty (Posted on 28/10/2017)
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