White Wine Lafou Els Amelers 2018
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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.
The white wine La Fou Els Amelers has a clean, very bright pale yellow colour with a steely rim.
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.
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.
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||Vinari Awards 2019: Bronze Vinari - Age-Worthy White Wine category.|
|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|