White Wine Masia Carreras Blanc 2018
White wine from Empordà. Blend of White Carignan, Grey Carignan, White Grenache, Grey Grenache & Picapoll aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
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This is an enormously interesting Spanish white wine produced in northern Catalonia, on the southern border of the Pyrenees.
Namely, the composition includes White Carignan, Grey Carignan (a variety different from both the red and the white ones), White Grenache, Grey Grenache (locally called Lledoner Roig or Garnatxa Roja) and Picapoll, all of them planted in slate, strongly acid soils constantly swept by Tramuntana, the harsh northern wind typical of the Catalonian-French borderland.
After a careful vinification, this white wine from L'Empordà was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
This one-of-a-kind wine will improve considerably over the next years.
Decant Masia Carreras Blanc 2018 a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.
The wine Masia Carreras Blanc has a clean, bright golden colour with some steely tinges.
This original blend of White Carignan, Grey Carignan, White Grenache, Grey Grenache and Picapoll opens quite tight. Once it does, though, it shows a stunning aromatic complexity. Seductive notes of lavender, laurel and rosemary that combine with subtle notions of toast, spices, honey and flowers. After a while, this blanc de noirs wine displays another aromatic layer, namely juicy aromas of citrus and white fruit, nicely underpinned by some dark, rich mineral remembrances.
Elegant, savoury and complex, this Empordà white wine from the Martí Fabra winery is nevertheless still in the making. Intense, fresh notes of citrus, flowers and white fruit, underpinned by some wild herbs and a mineral-earthy layer. Very good acidity, deep mineral undertones and long, rich finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Rather unique, Masia Carreras Blanc 2018 is an immensely enjoyable, age-worthy white from L'Empordà.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena Blanca 40%, Cariñena Roja 30%, Garnacha Blanca 10%, Garnacha Roja 10%, Picapoll 10%|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Fish and gravey, Poultry, Risotto, Roasted white meats, Soft cheeses, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner|