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White Wine La Foradada de Frisach 2019

White wine "Brisat" from Terra Alta. White Grenache aged for 9 months on lees.
On lees. 9 Months mixing in stainless steel
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White,
Wineries: Celler Frisach
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€13.10
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In the southern Catalan region of Terra Alta, there is a tradition of producing white wines using the skins, stems and seeds of the grapes. A white wine produced in this manner is called Brisat (from "Brisa", the local name that designates the solid part of the grapes).

The hugely interesting La Foradada de Frisach is made in such a a way.

A single varietal White Grenache (or Vernatxa Blanca, as it is known in the region), this Spanish white wine is made from grapes coming from a single estate.

First, the wine must was fermented with the solid part of the grape bunches for some days. Then, after a gentle pressing, this organic white wine wine was aged for 9 months on its lees in stainless steel tanks, with no lees-stirrings whatsoever.

Finally, La Foradada de Frisach 2019 from Celler Frisach was bottled unfiltered and naturally stabilized through the winter cold.

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Appearance

The wine La Foradada de Frisach has a straw yellow colour with some golden tinges.

Nose A pure and interesting nose this organic white wine has. Ripe white fruit, citrus, rosemary, almonds, camomile, hay, cereal, menthol, aniseed and green almonds. This wine from Celler Frisach shows an incipient aromatic complexity.

Palate

Smooth and palate-coating, this White Grenache has a silky body and an excellent acidity. Mediterranean herbs, some touches of honey, citrus, and white fruit, alongside some remembrances of flowers and some hints of dry earth. This wine from Terra Alta has a long, delicately bitter finish.

Our personal opinion

Seductive and highly idiosyncratic, La Foradada de Frisach 2019 is a Brisat that opens up new vistas for Catalan white wines.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Foradada de Frisach 2018:

Enterwine 92.

La Foradada de Frisach 2017:

Enterwine 92.

La Foradada de Frisach 2016:

Enterwine 93.

La Foradada de Frisach 2015:

Exceptional vintage. Enterwine 95.

Year 2019
Type White
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing On lees
Type of ageing Months mixing in stainless steel
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Grenache White
Pairings Baked whitefish, bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Cured cheeses, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Risotto, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Soup and rice, Vegetables, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Dry and full bodied, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
frisac
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A sort of raw, underdone wine which I find very attractive. It transmits a straightforward, pure feeling which few wines convey.
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
Motion
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Very good, though not as good as the 2015, which was nothing short of exceptional. It has some funky, "natural wine" side to it, but it is well crafted and very lively.
Review by (Posted on 16 January 2018)
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