White Wine L’Avi Arrufí Blanc 2020

White wine from Terra Alta. Varietal White Grenache fermented and aged for 7 months in French oak barrels.

Fermented in Barrel. 7 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White,
Wineries: Celler Piñol
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€17.50
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A varietal White Grenache wine, L’Avi Arrufí Blanc, together with its red sibling L’Avi Arrufí, pays homage to the founder of bodega Celler Piñol from DO Terra Alta.

A single parcel Spanish white wine, the grapes were sourced solely from Finca Mas Vell, a parcel with clay-limestone soils planted with 65-year-old vines and situated in the village of Batea, Tarragona.

The hand-harvested grapes were fermented in new French oak barrels at a temperature of 20ºC. After that, L'Avi Arrufí Blanc 2020 was aged in the barrels for 7 months with periodic stirrings of the lees.

We suggest that you aerate this white wine fermented and aged in oak some time before drinking.

Pair this white wine from Terra Alta with risottos, fish dishes, creamy cheeses and white meat recipes.

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Appearance

The white wine L’Avi Arrufí Blanc is medium yellow with some golden tinges.

Nose

This varietal White Grenache is quite intense. Luscious aromas of orchard fruit, ripe pineapples and white flowers, with a touch of smoke and spices, a hint of aromatic herbs and some mineral undertones.

Palate

The palate of this white wine from Celler Piñol is lush and flavourful. Although its complexity is still unfurling, the wine already shows some depth and intricacy, with a steely acidity keeping everything in the right place. Very long finish with rich suggestions of spices, smoke and ripe white fruit.

Our personal opinion

A white wine with some very good years ahead of it, L'Avi Arrufí Blanc 2020 can compete with, say, some illustrious Chardonnays twice o thrice its price.

OTHER VINTAGES

L’Avi Arrufí Blanc 2019:

Parker 92. Guía Peñín 94. Wine Enthusiast 91. Grenaches du Monde Contest - Gold Medal.

Year 2020
Type White
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Fermented in Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 7
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Grenache White
Pairings Alone, Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Majorcan cuisine, Paté, Rice with fish, Risotto, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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Astounding
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Like a very good 1r Cru Burgundy, but more earthy and herbal.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2022)
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