White Wine Coma Blanca 2016
White wine from Priorat. Blend of White Grenache and Macabeo fermented and matured for 6 months in oak barrels and aged for 24 months in the bottle.
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The flagship Spanish white wine of Mas d’en Gil, a winery situated in Bellmunt del Priorat, in the southern area of DOQ Priorat, Coma Blanca is also one of the absolute best white wines of the region.
A truly "Priorat Grand Cru" of Burgundian finesse, this Priorat white wine is made from a blend of old-vines White Grenache and Macabeo sorted from two vineyards planted in 1941 and 1945, in an area with a rich diversity of soils. This is an uncommon feature in a region where slate soils are most predominant.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were destemmed and cold-macerated for 8 hours to facilitate the extraction of aromatic components. The wine was then fermented in oak barrels at a controlled temperature, after which it was aged on lees for a period of 6 months. It was gently filtered before bottling.
Finally, Coma Blanca 2016 was aged for a further 24 months before its commercial release.
It is critical to decant this Crianza white wine for a substantial amount of time before drinking.
It is also important to serve it in large glasses.
Clean and bright, Coma Blanca is deep straw with a golden rim.
Superbly complex, this blend of White Grenache and Macabeo seems to combine some Riesling-like features, such as a petrol, the purest Burgundian notes, namely white flowers, dried grass and white fruit, with a trademark Priorat minerality, nuanced by some smoky and spicy notes.
This wine of Mas d'en Gil has a phenomenal texture and a sort of weightless density which puts it on a class of its own. Very detailed and precise, with a razor-sharp acidity and an intoxicating passage. Very pure, this is a wine which conveys a real sense of place. Very long finish, with deep mineral intimations, a bitter note, and an amazing bouquet of Mediterranean herbs.
|Our personal opinion||
Not many Spanish white wines can compare to Coma Blanca 2016. This is definitely a world-class white wine.
Coma Blanca 2015:Enterwine 94. Parker 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Birds, Civet, Cured duck breast, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, Grilled white meats, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted fish, Roasted white meats, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Stuffed Chicken|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Lively and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|