White Wine Lafou Els Amelers 2018

White wine from Terra Alta. White Grenache aged for 6 months in different containers.
Crianza. 6 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Mono-variety: Grenache White
Wineries: Lafou Celler
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€12.80
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In the southern Catalan region of Terra Alta, a "Fou" is a ravine. Those geographical features are characteristic of the region. That's the origin of the Celler La Fou winery's name.

The interesting Lafou Els Amelers is made solely from a grape variety which is also highly characteristic of that region, namely White Grenache.

Coming from old vines harvested ripe, and from young vines harvested early, the grapes of this Spanish red wine were first cold-soaked for 4 days.

After that, they were gently crushed and 90% of the resulting wine must was fermented in stainless steel tanks and egg-shaped concrete vats, where it also remained on its lees for a period of 6 months.

The remaining 10% was aged in light-toasted, 300-litre French oak barrels for 6 months as well.

Finally, this white wine from Terra Alta was clarified and cold-stabilized prior to its bottling.

The result is La Fou Els Amelers 2018, a single varietal, age-worthy White Grenache. Decant 30 minutes before drinking.

This wine won the Vinari de Bronze 2019 in the age-worthy white wine category.

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Appearance

The white wine La Fou Els Amelers has a clean, very bright pale yellow colour with a steely rim.

Nose

This expressive Crianza white wine smells of pomelo, lemon and white flowers. As it opens, this wine from La Fou Celler slowly evolves into aromas of spices, green almonds, dim mineral remembrances and honey.

Palate

Highly idiosyncratic, with a remarkable structure and a promising definition. This White Grenache from Terra Alta is reminiscent of citrus, peaches, apricots, and flowers underpinned by some mineral and spicy notions. Tense, refreshing acidity and long, expansive finish.

Our personal opinion

Over the last years, Lafou Els Amelers 2018 has established itself as one of the best White Grenache wines produced in Catalonia. It deserves to be better known.

OTHER VINTAGES

LaFou Els Amelers 2017:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

Lafou Els Amelers 2016:

Peñín 91. Enterwine 93.

Lafou Els Amelers 2015:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

Lafou Els Amelers 2014:

Parker 91. Peñín 92. Gold Medal - Concours Grenaches du Monde 2015.

LaFou Els Amelers 2013:

Peñín 92. Parker 91. Gold Medal-Grenaches du Monde 2015.

LaFou Els Amelers 2012:

Parker 92. Silver Medal - Grenaches du Monde 2014.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Name of Award Vinari Awards 2019: Bronze Vinari - Age-Worthy White Wine category.
Mono-Varietal Grenache White
Pairings Baked whitefish, Cod, Curred fish, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Rice with fish, Rosted piglet, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
Gustav K.
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One of the best garnacha blanc from Terra Alta I've tasted. Needs 2-3 years to fully develop.
Review by (Posted on 26 July 2018)
Terra Alta!!
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I'm in love with White Grenache. This La Fou white is delicately textured, subtle, with a nimble palate. Grassy, with stone fruit and white flowers. Terrific!!
Review by (Posted on 25 October 2017)
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