White Wine Plana d'en Jan Els Ametllers 2018
White wine from Penedès. Varietal Xarel·lo aged for 4 months in used French oak barrels.
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A varietal Xarel·lo, this Spanish white wine was sourced from a 0.23-hectare plot called Clos dels Ametllers planted 40 years ago with an old grape clone by Mr. Joan Marrugat Bolet, the father of Mr. Joan Marrugat, the founder and current manager of the winery.
The tiny vineyard is farmed with minimal intervention techniques, using a vegetation cover to preserve humidity, reduce erosion and enhance the microbial activity of the soil.
Hand-picked in small boxes, the grapes were selected, fully destemmed and macerated with the skins at 10ºC. Then this white wine from Penedès spontaneously started fermentation in stainless steel tanks and completed the process in barrels and concrete diposits.
After that, the white wine Plana d’en Jan Els Ametllers 2018 was aged for 4 months on lees in 2nd year French oak barrels.
Finally, this single vineyard white wine was bottled and stored in the cellar for some years before hitting the market.
We suggest aerating this Crianza white wine some time before drinking.
Only 696 bottles produced.
The white wine Plana d’en Jan Els Ametllers is deep yellow with some golden reflections.
A tad reticent at the beginning, as is usually the case with Xarel·lo wines, this white wine has a solid mineral core, with zesty lemony aromas, some bitter herbs and subtle notes of clove and cinnamon.
This white wine of bodega Plana d’en Jan is sleek and precise, with a gentle spicy creaminess framing the ripe white fruit. There is a bright citrusy acidity that keeps everything tight and some subtle toast and saline notes, with impressive length and excellent definition.
|Our personal opinion||
The white wine Plana d’en Jan Els Ametllers 2018 is, plain and simple, one of Catalonia’s best varietal Xarel·lo wines.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oysters, Rice with fish, Roasted white meats, Stew, Whitefish salads|