Manually harvested, the two varieties were separately vinified. The Grey Grenache grapes were cold macerated and delicately pressed in order not to colour the wine. The White Grenache grapes were macerated with the skins for a short time.
After that, this white wine from L'Empordà was fermented in stainless steel tanks, French oak barrels and concrete egg-shaped vats.
Finally, Espelt Quinze Roures 2018 was blended and transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged on its lees for over a period of 5 months.
Drink until 2025. Aerate the wine a bit before drinking. Serve it at 12ºC.
The wine Espelt Quinze Roures has a very bright, clean lemon colour with some grey tinges and some greenish glints.
Complex and utterly Mediterranean, this blend of White Grenache and Grey Grenache shows prominent notes of pears, melon, pineapple and lima rind, combined with a serious mineral background, as well as notes of spices, dry fruit, aniseed and fennel.
This white wine by Celler Espelt is fresh and pleasant, with a tense acidity and a linear passage. Pear syrup, royal jelly, bread crust, nuts, almonds and aromatic herbs. Long finish with some remembrances of dry fruit and candied citrus, alongside some dim mineral and earthy remembrances, typical of an Empordà white wine.
|Our personal opinion||
Complex and substantial, Espelt Quinze Roures 2018 will pair excellently with white meat, rice dishes, and creamy cheeses.
Espelt Quinze Roures 2017:
Espelt Quinze Roures 2016:
50% Grey Grenache & 50% White Grenache. 6 months in barrels. Enterwine 90.
Espelt Quinze Roures 2015;
Espelt Quinze Roures 2014:
Peñín 90. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016-9.49/10 (Blind tasting).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Blanca 60%, Garnacha Gris 40%|
|Pairings||Boullabaise, Cod, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Full salads, Grilled fish, Risotto, Sheep´s cheese, Soup and rice, Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
A very good white wine, with concentration and depth. I drank it with a roasted chicken and the combination was sensational.