White Wine Taleia 2019
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The prestigious winemaker Raül Bobet crafts this remarkable Spanish white wine right on the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenées, amidst an unspoiled natural environment.
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, Taleia is made from vines grown at an altitude around 1,000 metres above sea level, in poor, calcareous soils which bring the wine a distinctive, zesty minerality.
Produced by the Castell d'Encús winery, the grapes were carefully harvested and selected.
After that, a portion was fermented in new French oak barrels and subsequently aged on its lees for a brief period of time. The rest was fermented in stainless steel tanks and open-air stone vats dating from the XIIth century.
Finally, Taleia 2019 from Costers del Segre was aged for 9 months in the bottle prior to its release.
Decant this white wine from Costers del Segre some time before drinking.
20,900 bottles produced.
The white wine Taleia is medium straw with some steely and greenish tinges.
Fruit-driven at first, with some elegant notes of citrus and ripe bananas, this blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon soon suggests hints of withered vegetables and spices, with remembrances of white flowers and vanilla over a layer of crisp minerality.
Lively and focused, this white wine from Castell d'Encús packs layers of ripe white fruit, with tropical remembrances and some vegetal, spicy and floral notions. Vibrant acidity and long, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion|
A classy and sophisticated young white wine, Taleia 2019 will improve in the bottle for some years.
Enterwine 92. Parker 93.
Enterwine 93. Parker 92.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 93.
Parker 91, Peñín 92.
Parker 93, Peñín 94.
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Name of Award||Decanter WWA 2023: 89 points & Bronze Medal.|
|Percentage of variety||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillón.|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Grilled fish, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|