Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2018
Organic white wine from Penedès. Varietal Xarel·lo aged for 5 months on lees.
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Regular Price: €17.00
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Belonging to the DO Penedès, the Garraf Massif is an area with a distinctive character. A mountain range of marine origin, it has soils with an abundance of lime nodules and marine fossils. When absorbed by the plants, those elements lend the wines a nicely mineral (for lack of a better word) character.
Those characteristics clearly show in Xarel·lo Finca Viladellops, a varietal Xarel·lo coming from three organically grown plots located in the Garraf mountain range and planted with old and young grapevines.
Harvested by hand and separately vinified, the grapes of this Spanish white wine from Finca Viladellops were cooled to a temperature of 3 to 5ºC and cold-macerated. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine was aged on lees for 5 months with periodic stirrings. Finally, Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2018 was gently clarified before bottling.
The production of this organic white wine totalized 30,000 bottles.
The white wine Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo has a pale yellow colour with steely tinges and a golden hue at the rim.
Complex and highly characteristic, this varietal Xarel·lo begins suggesting notes of pastry and white flowers intertwined with some mineral and undergrowth remembrances. As the wine breathes, it becomes more expressive, evoking dry fruit, marzipan, Mediterranean garrigue, white fruit and touches of anise and fennel.
|Palate||The first sensation is like breathing the marine breeze, with salty and iodized notes along with hints of flowers, pastry and white fruit. Smooth and extremely delicate, this white wine from Finca Viladellops has an exceptional acidity and a long, saline, flowery finish.|
|Our personal opinion||
An uncommon white wine, Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2018 combines the elegance of an Atlantic white wine with an unmistakably Mediterranean character.
Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2016:
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Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2012:
Parker 90, Peñín 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in tanks|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|