White Wine Terroir X de Llicorella Blanco 2021
White wine from Priorat. Blend of Viognier, White Grenache, Macabeo and Muscat aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.
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Produced by bodega Àlvarez Duran, Terroir X de Llicorella Blanco is a scarce and highly characteristic white wine from Priorat. It is made basically from Viognier and White Grenache, complemented with some Macabeo and Moscatel (Muscat).
The grapes were sourced from vines around 80 years of age, planted on steep slate slopes at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level. This kind of soil, typical from Priorat, imparts a deeply mineral character to this Spanish white wine.
Each variety was individually harvested and separately vinified in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. After that, this small-production white wine was transferred into French oak barrels and aged for 6 months.
Finally, Terroir X de Llicorella Blanco 2020 was blended and aged for some months in the bottle before being released onto the market.
Pair this Crianza white wine with white meat recipes, fish dishes and braised vegetables.
Aerate some time before drinking.
The white wine Terroir X de Llicorella Blanco is medium yellow with some amber tinges.
As one might expect from a blend of Viognier, White Grenache, Macabeo and Moscatel, the nose is impressively complex and nuanced. Lime, passion fruit and lemon zest, with notes of smoke, toast and charcoal, and a hint of aromatic herbs, fennel and white flowers.
This white wine from bodega Àlvarez Duran shows good definition, excellent balance and an exciting Priorat tipicity, which kind of combines features of Mosel and Southern Rhône whites. Fruit-driven, tangy and spicy, with a great acidity and a long finish with a mineral and smoky aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
One of the best white values from Priorat, Terroir X de Llicorella Blanco 2021 should evolve nicely in the bottle.
Terroir X Blanco Limitada 2020:
Terroir X Blanco Limitada 2019:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Percentage of variety||Viognier 50%, Garnacha Blanca 30%, Macabeo 15%, Moscatel 5%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Foie Gras, Grilled whitefish, Oysters, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted fish, Smoked foods, Soft cheeses, Soft pasta cheese, Stew, Sushi, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|