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White Wine Espelt Quinze Roures 2020

Organic white wine from L'Empordà. Blend of White Grenache and Grey Grenache aged for 5 months on lees in French oak barrels.
Barrel. 5 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White, Grenache Gris,
Wineries: Celler Espelt
ñ 90 90 90

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€10.35
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Produced by Celler Espelt in the northern Catalan region of L'EmpordàEspelt Quinze Roures is made from vineyards 45 to over 100 years old.

The 2020 vintage of this Spanish white wine is a blend of 60% White Grenache and 40% Grey Grenache, or Lledoner Blanc and Lledoner Roig, as they are called in the region.

Manually harvested, the two varieties were separately vinified. The Grey Grenache grapes were cold macerated and delicately pressed in order not to colour the wine. The White Grenache grapes were macerated with the skins for a short time.

After that, this white wine from L'Empordà was fermented in stainless steel tanks, French oak barrels and concrete egg-shaped vats (20% of the wine).

Finally, Espelt Quinze Roures 2020 was blended and transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged on its lees for over a period of 5 months.

Aerate the wine a bit before drinking. Serve at around 12ºC.

Additional Information
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Appearance

The wine Espelt Quinze Roures is medium straw with some grey tinges and some greenish glints.

Nose

Complex and utterly Mediterranean, this blend of White Grenache and Grey Grenache shows notes of pears, melon, pineapple and lima rind. This organic white wine has a serious mineral background, as well as notes of spices, dry fruit, aniseed and fennel.

Palate

This white wine from Espelt Viticultors is fresh and pleasant, with a tense acidity and a linear passage. Pear syrup, royal jelly, bread crust, nuts, almonds and aromatic herbs. Long finish with some remembrances of dry fruit and candied citrus, alongside some dim mineral and earthy remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Complex and substantial, Espelt Quinze Roures 2020 will pair excellently with white meat, rice dishes, and creamy cheeses.

OTHER VINTAGES

Espelt Quinze Roures 2019:

Enterwine 90. Guía Peñín 90.

Espelt Quinze Roures 2018:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Espelt Quinze Roures 2017:

Enterwine 90.

Espelt Quinze Roures 2016:

50% Grey Grenache & 50% White Grenache. 6 months in barrels. Enterwine 90.

Espelt Quinze Roures 2015;

Enterwine 90.

Espelt Quinze Roures 2014:

Peñín 90. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016-9.49/10 (Blind tasting).

Year 2020
Type White
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 10-12ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 5
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides Decanter WWA 2021 - Bronze Medal and 93 points. La Guía de Vins 2021 - 9.42.
Percentage of variety Garnacha Blanca 60%, Garnacha Gris 40%.
Pairings Boullabaise, Cod, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Full salads, Grilled fish, Risotto, Sheep´s cheese, Soup and rice, Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
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Value
A very good white wine, with concentration and depth. I drank it with a roasted chicken and the combination was sensational.
Review by (Posted on 9 September 2017)
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