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White Wine Gran Caus Blanc 2018

Organic white wine from Penedès. Old-vines Xarel·lo, Chenin & Chardonnay aged for 18 months in the bottle.

Crianza.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay, Chenin White, Xarel·lo,
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€13.95
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This remarkable organic Spanish white wine is made from vineyards located in the midst of the Garraf Massif, a subzone of the DO Penedès defined by two characteristics. 

It is only a few kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea. Besides, it is composed of calcareous soils with an abundance of marine fossils that bring a remarkable minerality to the grapevines.

Produced by Can Ràfols dels Caus, Gran Caus Blanc is made from a blend defined by old-vines Xarel·lo, complemented with Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, this one coming from 25-year-old vines.

Separately harvested and vinified, the grapes were destemmed and gently pressed, in order to use only the "free-run" juice. After being fermented in stainless steel tanks, this white wine from Penedès was clarified, blended and aged for a minimum of 18 months in the cellar before its bottling.

We suggest that you decant Gran Caus Blanc 2018 a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.

Incidentally, Can Ràfols dels Caus is a member of Grandes Pagos de España, a group of terroir-orientated, like-minded producers that features some of the best wineries in Spain.

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Appearance

The wine Gran Caus Blanc has an intense golden colour with some amber tinges.

Nose

Fresher than in former vintages, this organic white wine is well-balanced and very precise on the nose. Remembrances of citrus and honey, alongside aromas of dry fruit, smoke, yellow fruit, flowers and herbs. This blend of Xarel·lo, Chenin and Chardonnay suggests some dim mineral undertones on the background.

Palate

Smooth and delicately creamy, this white wine by Can Ràfols dels Caus exudes charm and personality. Gently bitter nuances, superb acidity and a long finish with remembrances of pears and apples, a mineral twist and hints of Mediterranean underbrush, honey and flowers.

Our personal opinion

Sagely, the winery decided not to age Gran Caus Blanc 2018 in oak. After tasting the wine we can say that its complexity does not need any sort of wood make-up.

OTHER VINTAGES

Gran Caus Blanc 2017:

Enterwine 92.

Gran Caus Blanc 2016:

8 months in the bottle. Enterwine 92. Parker 90.

Gran Caus Blanc 2015:

24 months in the bottle. Enterwine 92.

 

Year 2017
Type White
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Xarel·lo 50%, Chenin Blanc 28%, Chardonnay 22%.
Pairings Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Fruit pastries, Full salads, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Majorcan cuisine, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Silky and intense
Occasion Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
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I recently visited the refurbished winery. Jaw-dropping facilites, like being in the Batcave. Tasted many wines. This I liked the most. Pure and mineral.
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