White Wine Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2016

Organic white wine from Penedès. Xarel·lo fermented and aged in French oak barrels.
Barrel. 3. Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 11.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Mono-variety: Xarel·lo
Wineries: Gramona
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€13.30
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This is the new vintage of Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo, a single varietal Spanish white wine belonging to a collection of three Xarel·lo wines produced by the renowned Celler Gramona. The other two are Ovum and Roent, also available at our website.

This Demeter certified white wine comes from a single estate, Mont Jui, belonging to the DO Penedés. Like the other two, it bears an organic certification from the local authorities, namely the Catalan Council for Organic Agriculture (CCPAE).

Coming from over 40-year-old  vines grown on fresh, clay-limestone soils, the grapes of Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2016 were picked by hand and carefully selected in the vineyard. Once in the cellar, they were stored at a low temperature and subsequently cold-macerated.

Gently crushed to extract the "free-run" juice, the wine was then transferred into 300-litre French oak barrels, used and new, where it was fermented and aged on its lees for a period of 3 months.

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Appearance

The wine Gramona Xarel·lo Font Jui has a clean, bright, soft amber colour with steely tinges and a golden rim.

Nose

This organic white wine from Penedès displays aromas of apricot, peach and pineapple over a background made of herbs, green almonds and some salty notes, quite typical of Xarel·lo variety. The brief ageing period in oak barrels shows in some hints of toast and caramel.

Palate

Weightier than its two brothers, though not heavy, this white wine aged in oak from Gramona suggests notes of peach and pineapple, along with hints of toast and butter. Acidity is noticeable, but very well-balanced. Long finish, with notes of menthol, almonds and apricot.

Our personal opinion

The wine Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2016 is bold and fresh. It will pair wonderfully with shrimp and fish dishes, and also with a cheese platter.

OTHER VINTAGES

Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 91. Anuario de Vinos El Pais 94. Guia Gourmets 93. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9.39/10.

Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2013:

2 months in oak. Peñín 93.

Year 2016
Type White
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 3.
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Xarel·lo
Pairings Aged cheeses, Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Fish and gravey, Goat cheese, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Stew
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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Thrilling wine. Pure electricity!! Review by Freemason (Posted on 26/10/2018)
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