White Wine Plana d'en Jan Tres Àmfores 2018
White wine from Penedès. Varietal old vines Macabeo fermented and aged for 4 months in clay amphorae.
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Founded by Mr. Joan Marrugat, Plana d’en Jan is a garage winery from Penedès that produces small-batch wines from exceptional plots. One of its best bottlings is the white wine Plana d’en Jan Tres Àmfores, sourced from a single Macabeo vineyard planted with an old, high-quality, low-vigour clone of the variety.
The 0.74 hectare plot is located within the Mas d’en Benet estate, which has been owned by the Marrugat family for three generations. The vineyard is farmed with minimal intervention techniques, using cover crops to preserve humidity and keep the microbial lives of the soil alive.
Hand-picked and carefully selected, the grapes were fully destemmed and macerated with the skins at 10ºC for 60 hours. After that, this Spanish white wine commenced alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and completed the process in 50 and 300 litre amphorae made from three kinds of clay, each with a different degree of mineralization.
After completing the process, the white wine Plana d’en Jan Tres Àmfores 2018 was aged for 4 months in the amphorae.
Finally, this white wine from Penedès was bottled and kept in the cellar for some years before hitting the market.
The production of this one-of-a-kind white wine fermented and aged in amphorae is ridiculously low: less than 500 bottles.
Grab one while you can!
The white wine Plana d’en Jan Tres Àmfores is deep yellow with some amber-coloured reflections.
This varietal Macabeo is complex and characteristic. Nice aromatics of conference pear, golden delicious and ripe peaches, with a dash of Mediterranean herbs – rosemary, thyme, tarragon – some saltiness and a hint of flowers and aniseed.
Again, this wine of bodega Plana d’en Jan is salty and earthy, with remarkable focus and precision, a compelling Mediterranean exuberance and a vibrant mid palate. This white wine aged in clay amphorae has slight citrusy and bitter note to the finish providing good freshness.
|Our personal opinion||
Adventurous and difficult-to-please drinkers should definitely try the wine Plana d’en Jan Tres Àmfores 2018.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||months in clay amphorae|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Oysters, Rice with fish, Stew, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Dry and full bodied, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|