White Wine Masia Carreras Blanc 2020
White wine from Empordà. Blend of White Carignan, Grey Carignan, White Grenache, Grey Grenache & Picapoll Blanc aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
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This is a hugely interesting Spanish white wine produced in northern Catalonia, on the southern border of the Pyrenees.
Crafted by the Martí Fabra winery, Masia Carreras Blanc is made from a unique blend of five traditional Empordà varities.
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, Masia Carreras Blanc 2020 was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
This one-of-a-kind Crianza white wine will improve considerably over the next years.
Decant this white wine from L'Empordà a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.
The wine Masia Carreras Blanc is medium yellow 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 Empordà white 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 2020 is immensely enjoyable. Think of a southern Rhône white wine with an extra layer of drama.
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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 Rosada 30%, Garnacha Blanca 10%, Garnacha Gris 10%, Picapoll Blanco 10%.|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, 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|