White Wine Nelín 2018

Crianza white wine from Priorat. Blend of White Grenache and Macabeo fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

Crianza. 18 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White, Macabeo,
Wineries: Clos Mogador
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Discerning wine aficionados know that the white wines from Priorat are the region's best kept secret. One of the most renowned among them is Nelín, produced by legendary René Barbier, owner of Bodega Clos Mogador

A blend of White Grenache and Macabeo, the grapes come from 4 plots with slate soils located on the outskirts of Gratallops, at altitudes between 350 and 500 metres.

After fermenting with the skins in French oak vats and oak barrels, this Spanish white wine was aged for 12 months in 1,200-litre French oak vats. After that, Nelín 2018 was stabilized in stainless steel tanks for 6 months before bottling.

This terroir-bound Crianza white wine has a unique personality, which results from the uncommon combination of local white varieties and the legendary slate soils from Priorat.

Only 7,500 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The white wine Nelín is bright gold with some straw reflections.

Nose

This blend of White Grenache and Macabeo has the complexity and the nuance which characterize the great white wines of the world. Deeply earthy and mineral, it really conveys a sense of place, with very little fruit, expressive aromas of aromatic herbs and spices, and a sort of refined austerity which puts it on a class of its own. 

Palate

Again, this wine of Clos Mogador is simply stunning. Vibrant and amazingly fresh, with a salty, stony and earthy passage that electrifies the palate. Ever-evolving and engaging, with real complexity and nuance, and a long, deeply mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

A wine unlike any other, Nelín 2018 makes a strong case for white wines to be the future of Priorat.

OTHER VINTAGES

Nelín 2017:

Enterwine 94.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo.
Pairings Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Blue cheeses, bluefish, Cold meats, Cured duck breast, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Full salads, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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