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White Wine Principia Mathematica 2020

White wine from Penedès. Varietal Xarel·lo fermented and aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.

Barrel. 6 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Xarel·lo,
Wineries: Alemany i Corrió
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Back in 2010, the first vintage of Principia Mathematica was conceived by Irene Alemany and Laurent Corrió, owners of bodega Alemany i Corrió, with the aim of inspiring a paradigm shift in the white wines produced in Penedés.

More than a decade later, it can be argued that their ambition of  has been fulfilled, since an ever-growing number of winegrowers in Penedès are producing terroir-oriented Spanish white wines based solely on local varieties.

A varietal Xarel·lo, the grapes are sourced from over 30-year-old vineyards located in Sant Pere de Molanta, in the Garraf mountain range. The vines grow in calcareous soils with an abundance of mineral fossils.

Produced following the guidelines of a Burgundian Chardonnay, two thirds of Principia Mathematica 2020 were fermented and aged for 6 months in new, 600 and 700-litre French oak barrels with periodic lees-stirrings. The remaining third of the wine was vinified in stainless steel tanks and also aged for 6 months on its lees.

Complex, age-worthy and distinctively mineral, this Penedès white wine will make an excellent pairing with oily fish recipes, semi-hard cheeses and white meat dishes.

 

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Appearance

The white wine Principia Mathematica is medium straw with some greenish and steely tinges.

Nose

Although this varietal Xarel·lo is still developing, it already shows a rich aromatic profile. Peaches, apricots, nectarine, mango, citrus and aromatic herbs. There is an additional layer of white flowers, fennel and subtle wooden remembrances, such as white pepper and vanilla.

Palate

Unctuous, nuanced and rich, this white wine from bodega Alemany i Corrió carries flavours of ripe pears, peaches, mango, citrus and some mineral undertones. Tense acidity and long mineral finish with some earthy and smoky nuances.

Our personal opinion

Arguably the most Burgundian of all Xarel·lo white wines, the little-known Principia Mathematica 2020 is one of the best white wines produced in Catalonia.

OTHER VINTAGES

Principia Mathematica 2014:

Enterwine 90.

Year 2020
Type White
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Mono-Varietal Xarel·lo
Pairings Baked whitefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Oriental cuisine, Poultry, Rice with fish, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted fish, semi-curred cheese, Smoked foods, Soft cheeses, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Whitefish salads
Taste Dry and aromatic, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
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