White Wine Gran Caus El Rocallís 2020
Crianza white wine from Penedès. Varietal Incrocio Manzoni fermented and aged for 5 months in French oak barrels and aged for 24 months in the bottle.
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We are happy to present Gran Caus El Rocallís from bodega Can Ràfols dels Caus. This is an exceedingly original Spanish white wine for several reasons.
The wine is made solely from Incrocio Manzoni. Developed by Prof. Luigi Manzoni in the 1930s, the variety is a cross between Riesling and Pinot Blanc.
Furthermore, it is made from vines around 30 years old grown in the Garraf Massif, a very special subzone of DO Penedés with limestone-rich soils peppered with marine fossils. Those soils lend the wine a distinctively mineral character.
Hand harvested, the grapes were destemmed, macerated and fermented in French oak barrels. After that, they were aged for 5 months. Then Gran Caus El Rocallís 2020 was bottled and aged for a minimum of 24 months before hitting the market.
Its unique aromatic personality puts this Penedès white wine in a category of its own.
This is a very versatile Crianza white wine. Drink without food, or pair with white meat, oily fish recipes and semi-hard cheeses.
The white wine Gran Caus El Rocallís is medium yellow with some greenish glints.
This varietal Incrocio Manzoni is remarkably complex. Ripe pomelo, passion fruit, cedar, curcuma and bitter herbs, with a saline minerality, white flowers and lively matchstick notes.
This wine from Can Ràfols dels Caus is textured, refined and lively, showing a terrific acidity, some flinty and garrigue-ish undertones and a superb elegance. Delicately bitter, with a long mineral finish which is simply exquisite.
|Our personal opinion||
We are absolutely smitten with Gran Caus El Rocallís 2020. This a truly uncommon white wine.
Gran Caus El Rocallís 2017:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Full salads, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Rice with fish, Rosted piglet, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|