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White Wine Vernatxa de Frisach 2018

Organic white wine from Terra Alta. Varietal White Grenache aged for 6 months in oak barrels

Crianza. 6 Months in barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Mono-variety: Grenache White
Wineries: Celler Frisach
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Availability: In stock

€14.50
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The Celler Frisach winery, producer of Vernatxa de Frisach, is one of the most interesting wineries currently working in the southern Catalan region of Terra Alta.

Besides being certified organic, the company is digging into the ancestral wine traditions of the region in order to produce some pure, unadulterated wines true to the spirit of the land.

A single varietal White Grenache, this Spanish white wine is made from grapes coming a single estate, Finca La Quart, with soils composed of sand, clay and limestone.

After the harvest, the grapes were fermented and macerated with the skins, the stems and the seeds. This old local technique results in what in Catalan is called a "brisat" white wine.

After that, Vernatxa de Frisach 2018 was racked and transferred into 500-litre French oak barrels, where it was aged for 6 months. The wine was not filtered, clarified or stabilized before its bottling.

Aerate this Vernatxa Blanca (the local name of White Grenache) some time before drinking.

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Appearance

The white wine Vernatxa de Frisach has an intense yellow colour with some golden tinges.

Nose

Pleasantly raw and delightfully wild, this organic white wine combines aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, and fennel, intertwined with aromas of flowers and some creamy, earthy and herbal nuances. This White Grenache is very expressive.

Palate

Fresh, characteristic and terroir-orientated. This white wine from Terra Alta is, above all, tremendously alive, like all of the wines produced by this winery. Ripe yellow fruit, quince, some notions of aniseed and butter and remembrances of Mediterranean underbrush. This wine by Celler Frisach has a lively acidity and a long finish with some enticing mineral notes.

Our personal opinion

Well-defined and full of personality, Vernatxa de Frisach 2018 has one foot in the past and one in the future.

OTHER VINTAGES

Vernatxa de Frisach 2017:

Enterwine 94.

Vernatxa de Frisach 2016

Enterwine 94.

Vernatxa de Frisach 2015:

Enterwine 94.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Grenache White
Pairings Baked whitefish, bluefish, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Soft pasta cheese, Vegetables, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Fresh and dry, Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
frisach blanc
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Original and free-spirited, almost a peasant wine. I'm expecting for the greatness of the 2015 vintage to happen
Review by (Posted on 6 March 2019)
Terra alta
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Joyeux, plein de vie, éblouissant!! Bravo Frisach!!
Review by (Posted on 16 August 2017)
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