White wine from Costers del Segre made from Riesling and Albariño, partially botrytized.
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This is the new vintage of a highly sophisticated Spanish white wine produced by Castell d’Encús, the personal project of the master oenologist Raül Bobet on the foothills of Pyrenees.
Belonging to the Costers del Segre DO, the grapes were manually harvested. Interestingly, to bring more complexity to the wine some of them were harvested after they had developed the "noble rot" fungus (aka Botrytis Cinerea).
After that, this high-altitude wine was fermented in big, 25 Hl. vats at a low temperature.
This unique white wine from Costers del Segre will substantially improve after some time in the bottle.
Drink Ekam 2018 until 2026.
The white wine Ekam has a dense olive-green colour with some yellowish tinges.
The richness and intrincacy of this white wine by Castell d'Encús is, already at this early stage, quite remarkable. There are some mineral and earthy nuances, as well as hints of citrus, bone fruit, the hydrocarbon notes typical of Riesling, and fragrant aromas of orange blossom and tangerine.
This wine by Raul Bobet made from Riesling & Albariño is vibrant and fresh, combining the citrus notes with remembrances of flowers, mineral, aromatic herbs and nuances of honey and royal jelly. Rich and crisp, with a long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
With a remarkable ageing potential, Ekam 2018 is a very interesting high-altitude wine from Costers del Segre, crafted by one of Spain's top winemakers.
Enterwine 94. Parker 93. Peñín 91.
Enterwine 94. Parker 91+.
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Percentage of variety||Riesling 85%, Albariño 15%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Blue cheeses, Cod, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Poultry, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, Sushi, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fresh and dry, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
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