Gran Caus La Calma 2016

White wine from Penedès. Varietal Chenin aged for 4 months in French oak barrels and for 24 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 4 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Mono-variety: Chenin White
P 94 ñ 92 93 93

Availability: In stock

€32.60
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From the moment he began producing wines, Carlos Esteva, owner of the Can Ràfols dels Caus winery, had the intuition that some foreign varieties could adapt successfully to the unique terroir of the Garraf Massif.

Thus, he decided to craft a wine solely from Chenin, the white variety native to the Loire Valley. The results proved that his hunch had been correct.

A single varietal Chenin, Gran Caus La Calma is a remarkable Spanish white wine coming from one of Penedès' best, though lesser known, wine producing areas.

It is produced from a less than 1-hectare vineyard. Over 30 years of age, the grapevines grow in shallow, calcareous soils with an abundance of marine fossils. This fact gives the wine an exceptionally mineral character.

Carefully harvested, the grapes were cold-soaked and gently crushed. Then this white wine from Penedès was fermented and aged on its lees in French oak barrels for 4-5 months with periodic stirrings. After that, the wine was aged for 24 months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.

We recommend that you drink Gran Caus La Calma 2016 cool, not chilled.

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Appearance

The Spanish white wine Gran Caus La Calma has a straw yellow colour with some golden tinges.

Nose

Nuanced and very original, this Crianza white wine shows some evocative aromas of aniseed, honey, white hawthorne, camomile, and most notably white flowers, which are livelier than in previous vintages. The aromatic background of this Chenin Blanc from Penedès is fascinating, both luminous and deeply mineral.

Palate

What an exceptionally seductive and intrincate white wine by Can Ràfols dels Caus! Flowers, white fruit with some nuances of citrus, dim buttery remembrances, a hint of beeswax and honey and a distinctive calcareous minerality. The wine has a smooth body, real complexity, great balance and focus, and a superb acidity. Long finish with some salty and mineral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Truly a wine for demanding connoisseurs, Gran Caus La Calma 2016 is something very special.

OTHER VINTAGES

Gran Caus La Calma 2015:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93.

Gran Caus La Calma 2014:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Peñín 92.

Gran Caus La Calma 2013:

Parker 94. Peñín 93. Enterwine 94.

Gran Caus La Calma 2012:

Peñín 92. Enterwine 92. Decanter: 2nd Best Catalan White Wine (February 2017)

Gran Caus La Calma 2011:

Parker 93.

Gran Caus La Calma 2010:

Parker 94.

Year 2016
Type White
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 10-12ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 4
Parker's Score 94
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Chenin White
Pairings Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Oysters, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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Customer Reviews (3)
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On my top 5 Spanish white wines list. Magnificent! Review by Tanned King (Posted on 20/03/2019)
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I could not have liked this wine more. It is not cheap, but it really worths it. On the same level with some great Loire whites. Review by Steven Marr (Posted on 26/07/2018)
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Super cool Chenin from the Mediterranean. Despite the fact that it comes from a hot climate, the wine feels incredibly fresh and mineral. It has poise, texture and real depth. 5 stars!! Review by Chenin (Posted on 06/11/2017)
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