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White Wine Dido Blanc 2018

Organic white wine from Montsant. Macabeo, White Grenache and Xarel·lo aged for 10 months in clay amphorae and oak barrels.
Crianza. 10 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White, Macabeo, Xarel·lo,
Wineries: Venus La Universal
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Availability: In stock

€17.35
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Produced by Venus "La Universal", the hippest winery in the DO MontsantDido Blanc is crafted by the well-known Sara Pérez (daughter of Josep-Lluís Pérez, owner of Mas Martinet), and her husband René Barbier Jr, the son of the great René Barbier, owner of Clos Mogador

The 2018 vintage is a blend of 55% Macabeo, 45% White Grenache and 5% Xarel·lo (known as Cartoixà in the Montsant area). This Spanish white wine is made from organically grown grapevines up to 70 years of age, located in the towns of Marçà and Falset. The soils are mainly composed of clay and limestone.

The wimemaking process of this white wine from Montsant is quite interesting. A 15% of the grapes underwent spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in open vats. Another 20% of the grapes were macerated with their skins for 24 hours, and the rest were gently crushed.

Finally, Dido Blanc 2018 was aged for 10 months. A 30% of the wine was aged in clay amphorae, and the rest in oak barrels of different sizes.

Serve it cool, not chilled. Aerate this organic white wine some time before drinking.

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Appearance

The Spanish white wine Dido Blanc has a pale lemon colour with some steely tinges.

Nose

Full of nuances and subtleties, this organic white wine has a complex and rewarding nose. This wine by Sara Pérez and René Barbier carries aromas of fresh citrus, nuanced by delicate notes of jasmine and fennel, some restrained wooden touches, hints of aromatic herbs and dry fruit, and a marvelous mineral background.

Palate

This wine by Venus La Universal is expansive, but never overblown. Smooth, but not sweet. Lively notes of citrus and ripe white fruit, nuanced by some with salty sensations -olives-, smokey hints and some spicy remembrances. Mouthwatering acidity, which refreshes the palate and leaves one wanting for more. Dido Blanc has a long finish with a mineral, earthy aftertaste  

Our personal opinion

A remarkable Mediterranean white wine, Dido Blanc 2018 embodies the very essence of Montsant.

OTHER VINTAGES

Dido Blanc 2016:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93.

Dido Blanc 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Dido Blanc 2014:

9.60/10-Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016 (blind tasting).

Dido Blanc 2013:

Parker 93. Peñín 92.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Macabeo 55%, Garnacha Blanca 40%, Xarel·lo 5%.
Pairings Alone, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Creams, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Salads with lite seasonings, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Dry and aromatic, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
White Dido
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This white wine is utterly characteristic. For me it defines like no other the personality of the Montsant region, which I like immensely.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2019)
Dido
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One of Montsant - and Catalonia - absolute top whites. Luscious texture, taut acidity, very precise, with depth and real sense of terroir.
Review by (Posted on 23 October 2017)
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