Sweet Fortified Wine Ètim Ranci
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Harvested by hand, the grapes were spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts and macerated for a period of 20 days. After that, this Spanish fortified wine underwent a traditional process called "Sol i Serena". First, it was transferred into demijohns and aged outdoors for 1 year, as a result of which the wine was naturally oxidized. Then a portion of the wine was transferred into old 500 and 600-litre oak barrels, where it was aged for 3 years.
Finally, Ètim Ranci was bottled straight from the barrels. A small amount was left inside them, though, to function as the "solera" base for subsequent vintages.
All in all, this rancio dry wine embodies a winemaking tradition that is uniquely Mediterranean.
The wine Ètim Ranci is dark amber, with a mahogany rim.
The rancio dry wine Ètim from Falset smells of dry fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and bitter chocolate. This blend of Grenache and Carignan also suggests hints of aromatic herbs, leather and old wood.
This fortified dry wine from Agrícola Falset-Marçà has a very complex, gently oxidized palate which is simply unique. Nutty and polished, with a crisp acidity and a very long finish with an aftertasted of dry fruit, garrigue and spices.
|Our personal opinion||
The Rancio wines are an acquired taste. However, if you love Sherry, you will probably enjoy the remarkable personality of Ètim Ranci.
|Bottle size||50 cl|
|Ageing||1 año crianza en "Damajoanes" a sol y serena y 3 años en barricas con solera de roble de 500 y 600 litros|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 50%, Cariñena 50%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Alone, Aperitif, Cold meats, Dry fruit pastries, Nougat candy, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Sweet pastries|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Desserts, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|