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White Wine Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2018

White wine from Penedès. Old-vines Xarel·lo fermented and aged in clay vessels for 6 months.
Crianza. 6 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Xarel·lo,
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Availability: In stock

€13.35
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Uniquely characteristic - one could even say radical - Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc is produced in the Garraf Mountains, a subzone of the DO Penedès with an exceptionally mineral terroir.

A varietal Xarel·lo, this Spanish white wine is made from vines planted in 1938 in soils composed of limestone and "sauló" - the local name for granitic sand.

After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were fermented in 300-litre clay vessels. Next, this biodynamic white wine was aged in those same containers for 6 months with periodic stirrings of the lees.

Prior to its bottling, Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2018, from the Can Ramon Viticultors del Montgròs winery, was only gently filtered.

Nicely untamed and refreshingly raw, we suggest that you decant this Garraf white wine some time before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc has a very bright, pale golden colour with some greyish glints.

Nose

This old-vines Xarel.lo from Penedès opens tight, so it is important to aerate it. Notes of fennel, rosemary, citrus, lime, dried herbs, mint, flowers, remembrances of dry earth and dry fruit, and some remembrances of red clay.

Palate

Tense and focused, this biodynamic white wine from Can Ramon Viticultors del Montgròs expresses a real sense of terroir. The wine, though, is still very young, and needs some time to settle. Green apples, citrus peel, camomile, Mediterranean garrigue and some earthy remembrances. Exceptional acidity, deep minerality, and long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

A naughty boy from Penedès with plenty of charm, Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2018 is a mineral Xarel·lo that will delight the adventurous drinkers.

OTHER VINTAGES

Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2017:

Enterwine 90.

Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc 2014:

Enterwine 93.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Xarel·lo
Pairings Baked whitefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
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Yes, this is a wine for adventurers. Wild, sort of raw, incredibly alive, made along the lines of the so-called "natural wines". While drinking it, I had the feeling that my palate had been asleep for a very long time and that this wine was reawakening it.
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