White Wine Els Bassots 2021

No added sulfites white wine from Conca de Barberà. Varietal Chenin aged for 6 months in clay amphorae.
Crianza. 6 months in clay amphorae
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Chenin White,
Wineries: Escoda-Sanahuja
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€21.10
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Produced by the Escoda-Sanahuja winery, Els Bassots is a varietal Spanish white wine made following an uncompromisingly organic and radically non-interventionist approach.

As with all of the company's products, this no added sulfites white wine is crafted following the guidelines of biodynamic agriculture.

Made solely from Chenin Blanc, the grapes come from a single vineyard located at an altitude of 450 metres in the beautiful southern Catalan region of Conca de Barberà. The grapevines grow in soils composed of clay and limestone.

Interestingly, Els Bassots 2021 was crafted following the "Brisat" technique, traditionally used in the region to produce white wines.

Thus, the wine must was fermented with the grape skins, as with red wines, in order to enhance its colour intensity and aromatic complexity.

After that, this white wine from Conca de Barberà was aged for 6 months in clay amphorae. Prior to its bottling, the wine was neither clarified nor filtered.

It is important thay you aerate this low-sulfites wine a minimum of 20 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Els Bassots is medium straw with some golden tinges and greyish glints.

Nose

Enticing aromas of bitter almonds and hazelnuts, along with notes of rose petals, jasmine, ginger and citrus. This Chenin Blanc also suggests some delightful overtones of lychee, balsam, camomile and sage.

Palate

Intense, focused and linear. This wine of the Escoda-Sanahuja winery has a tense acidity, mild tannins, some bitter and citrus notions and long, complex finish with some remembrances of dry fruit, flowers, spices and dry earth.

Our personal opinion

This varietal no sulfur added wine is raw and radical in the best sense of the term. Els Bassots 2021 deserves serious consideration.

OTHER VINTAGES

Els Bassots 2020:

Enterwine 90.

Els Bassots 2019:

Enterwine 90.

Els Bassots 2017:

Aged in oak barrels. Enterwine 90.

Els Bassots 2016:

Enterwine 90.

Els Bassots 2014:

4 months in barrels. Enterwine 89.

Els Bassots 2013:

Peñín 89.

Year 2021
Type White
D.O. Conca de Barberà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Is this product free of sulfites? Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing months in clay amphorae
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Mono-Varietal Chenin White
Pairings Cold meats, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Fish and gravey, Goat cheese, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods
Taste Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner
Reviews
2 Reviews
good, but it will be much better...
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Super cool wine, despite being in its infancy. Forget this blather about having to drink natural wine young because of its inability to age. This wine will be much better in 3 years.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2019)
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A natural Chenin that could compete with some serious Loire Chenins. Scented, floral, with a restrained use of oak. The fruit breathes freely, and the terroir imprint is palpable and delectable. Kudos to the winery!!
Review by (Posted on 21 October 2017)
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