White Wine Gran Caus Blanc 2021
Organic white wine from Penedès. Blend of old-vines Xarel·lo, Chenin & Chardonnay aged for 12 months in the bottle.
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This remarkable organic Spanish white wine is made from vineyards located in the midst of the Garraf Massif. This is a subzone of DO Penedès a few kilometres from the Mediterranean sea. The area has 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 mostly from 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 organic white wine was clarified, blended, bottled and aged for a minimum of 12 months before being released onto the market.
We suggest that you decant Gran Caus Blanc 2021 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.
The wine Gran Caus Blanc is medium yellow with some amber tinges.
Well-balanced and quite precise. 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.
Smooth and delicately creamy, this white wine of 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||The winery wisely decided not to age Gran Caus Blanc 2021 in oak. After tasting the wine we can say that its complexity does not need any sort of wood make-up.|
Gran Caus Blanc 2019:
Gran Caus Blanc 2018:
Gran Caus Blanc 2017:
Gran Caus Blanc 2016:
8 months in the bottle. Enterwine 92. Parker 90.
Gran Caus Blanc 2015:
24 months in the bottle. Enterwine 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|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|