White Wine Quars 2018

White wine from Priorat. Varietal White Grenache aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White,
Wineries: Alfredo Arribas
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Availability: In stock

€21.95
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Marketed under the brand name of Mas de l’A, the new wine project of Catalan winemaker Alfredo Arribas, Quars is a varietal White Grenache wine from DOQ Priorat.

It is made from organically grown vineyards, transitioning to biodynamic farming, composed of clay and quartz soils and situated between the villages of Cornudella and Poboleda, at 500 metres of altitude.

Hand-harvested at the optimal ripening state, the grapes were partially destemmed and gently pressed. This Spanish white wine was then fermented with wild yeasts in concrete diposits and stainless steel tanks.

After that, Quars 2018 was transferred into 500-litre French oak barrels and aged for a period of 10 months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

It is advisable to decant this Crianza white wine some time before drinking.

This varietal White Grenache from Priorat is uncommonly subtle and engaging.

Very limited production.

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Appearance

The white wine Quars is deep straw with some golden reflections.

Nose

This varietal White Grenache is rather sophisticated. Ripe peaches, elderberries, turmeric and cumin, with a mineral spark, some smokey and spicy brushstrokes and a floral hints.

Palate

Lifted and textured, this wine from Mas de l’A of Alfredo Arribas has a tangy acidity and layers of ripe white fruit framed by a hint of spices and a Mediterranean garrigue. Finish is citrusy and creamy, with a deep mineral bite.

Our personal opinion

Alfredo Arribas has done it again. Quars 2018 is an invitation to rethink Priorat.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 10-12ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Grenache White
Pairings Baked whitefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Rice with fish, Rosted piglet, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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Arribas has done it again. This is a remarkable white Priorat with no trace of heat or over-extraction.
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