Ekam 2018

White wine from Costers del Segre made from Riesling and Albariño, partially botrytized.

Young.
Percentage of Alcohol: 11.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Albariño, Riesling,
Wineries: Castell d'Encús
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Availability: In stock

€23.40
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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.

The white wine Ekam is made from 85% Riesling and 15% Albariño grown at altitudes between 850 and 100 metres above sea level, in an area with an extremely demanding climate.

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.

 

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Appearance

The white wine Ekam has a dense olive-green colour with some yellowish tinges.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Ekam 2017:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93. Peñín 91.

Ekam 2016:

Enterwine 93.

Ekam 2015:

Enterwine 94. Parker 91+.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Costers del Segre
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Ageing Young
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
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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I could not wait to put my hands on the new vintage. Beautiful!! Review by Herr Kaufmann (Posted on 20/03/2019)
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A state of bliss. What a wine. Review by Dr. Who (Posted on 21/08/2018)
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Albariño and Riesling share some characteristics, so this white wine is not as outlandish as it seems. In fact, it is very good, super fresh and full of interesting nuances. Review by Semper fidelis (Posted on 18/09/2017)
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