White Wine L’Avi Arrufí Blanc 2021
White wine from Terra Alta. Varietal White Grenache fermented and aged for 7 months in French oak barrels.
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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 2021 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.
The white wine L’Avi Arrufí Blanc is medium yellow with some golden tinges.
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.
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 2021 can compete with, say, some illustrious Chardonnays twice o thrice its price.
L’Avi Arrufí Blanc 2020:
L’Avi Arrufí Blanc 2019:
Parker 92. Guía Peñín 94. Wine Enthusiast 91. Grenaches du Monde Contest - Gold Medal.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|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|
|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|