White Wine Jean Leon Vinya Gigi 2018
Organic white wine from Penedès. Varietal Chardonnay fermented and aged for 6 months on lees in French oak barrels.
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A varietal Chardonnay named after Jean leon's daughter, Gigi, this Vino de Finca (single vineyard wine) is made from grapevines planted in 1965. The 5-hectare estate has a very compact soil that makes it difficult for water to soak through and reach the roots.
Thus, the vines suffer from a healthy hydric stress that helps them to concentrate colour and aromas.
Harvested by hand and carefully selected, the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed. After that, a 55% of the wine must was fermented in French oak barrels, and the rest in 2,000-litre vats and egg-shaped concrete diposits. Then both were aged on lees for 6 months.
After that, this organic white wine was aged for a further 6 months in the bottle.
Interestingly, Jean Leon Vinya Gigi Chardonnay was the first white wine fermented and aged in oak produced in Spain.
The white wine Jean Leon Chardonnay Vinya Gigi is deep straw with golden tinges.
This organic Chardonnay is intense and rather complex. Notes of tropical fruit, banana and vanilla, combined with some hints of spices, citrus, toasted bread and white flowers.
Elegant and poised, this white wine of bodega Jean Leon has a fresh passage and a layered, rich texture. Round and flavourful, packed with tropical flavours, creamy remembrances, and spicy hints, enlivened by a very good acidity and a good balance. Long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An age-worthy white wine, Jean Leon Vinya Gigi 2018 will pair wonderfully with oily fishes and white meat.
Jean Leon Vinya Gigi Chardonnay 2017:
Enterwine 91. J. Suckling 91.
Jean Leon Vinya Gigi Chardonnay 2013:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 91.
Jean Leon Vinya Gigi Chardonnay 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrel|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Majorcan cuisine, Oysters, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted fish, Roasted white meats, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|