White Wine Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2018
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A single vineyard varietal Xarel·lo, Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal is produced from vines grown in a calcareous soil rich in seashell fossils. The vineyard, called Finca El Cirerer, was planted in 1954. It is located a very particular area: Massís del Garraf (the Garraf Massif), a mountain range of marine origin located 30 km from Barcelona.
The vines are cultivated following organic farming practices, using no herbicides or pesticides.
The grapes of this highly idiosyncratic Spanish white wine of celler Can Rafols del Caus were harvested by hand.
Then, this old-vines Xarel·lo from Penedès was spontaneously fermented, as it was tradition in the region, in new chestnut tree barrels. Afterwards, it was aged for a period of 4 months.
Finally, Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2018 was aged for 24 months in the bottle prior to its release.
Aerate this outstanding white wine from Penedès 1 hour before drinking.
The white wine Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal is bright straw yellow with some golden tinges.
The aromatic profile of this varietal Xarel·lo is quite unique: deeply mineral -the trademark of the Massís del Garraf area- and utterly Mediterranean. An organic white wine reminiscent of bone fruit and green apples, with hints of aromatic herbs, broom, dry earth, marzipan, smoke and cream.
Creamy and pleasant, this white wine of Can Ràfols dels Caus has a great structure, a linear character and a remarkable tension. Notes of peach pit, spices, fennel, flowers, dry fruit and aromatic herbs. This wine aged in chestnut tree barrels has a crisp, rock-solid acidity and a long, salty-mineral finish. Very serious ageing potential.
|Our personal opinion||
A wine unlike any other, Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2018 is one the best instances of the Xarel.lo grape -arguably the most important Catalan white grape variety- available on the market.
Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2017:
Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2016:
Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2015:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92.
Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2014:
Enterwine 93. Parker 93.
Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2012:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Parker 91.
Gran Caus Xarel.lo Pairal 2011:
Peñín 92. Enterwine 93.
Gran Caus Xarel·lo Pairal 2009:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrel|
|Type of ageing||Months in chestnut barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Cured cheeses, Fish and gravey, Grilled vegitables, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Soup and rice, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner|