White Wine Nelín 2018
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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.
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.
The white wine Nelín is bright gold with some straw reflections.
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.
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.
|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||18|
|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|