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This single varietal White Grenache is made from three organically grown vineyards with high wind exposure, planted in granite soils and located at an altitude over 450 metres above sea level.
Once in the cellar, the grapes were gently pressed for 7 hours. After that, this white wine from Montsant was fermented and then aged for 8 months in 2,000-litre Austrian and German oak vats.
We suggest that you aerate Granit 2018 30 minutes before drinking.
Presumably, this White Grenache from Montsant will improve after some time in the bottle.
The white wine Granit has a pale yellow colour with some greenish glints.
This White Grenache is rich and complex. The granite soils show in some clean-cut, crisp mineral notes which contrast with those from the neighbouring Priorat, darker and more expansive. Fruit is of great quality, ripe but not juicy, with some spicy nuances, remembrances of flowers, and Mediterranean garrigue.
Bold and palate-coating, this Montsant white wine manages to be gentle and extremely fresh due to a first-class acidity. As usual with the wines produced by Josep Grau, this is more about subtlety and nuance than sheer power. Clean, pure and smooth-textured, it has a long finish with remembrances of underbrush, white fruit, and some earthy and mineral undertones.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant, suggestive and fresh, Granit 2018 by Josep Grau is an excellent take on White Grenache.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. James Suckling 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Other guides||James Suckling 92.|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|