This is the new vintage of this original, delightfully geeky Spanish white wine produced by Vinyes d'Olivardots, a winery based in the northern Catalan region of L'Empordà.
Made from a blend of White Grenache, Grey Grenache (known as Garnatxa Roja in northern Catalonia) and Macabeo, Finca Olivardots Groc d'Àmfora 2017 is produced from old vines, many of which are over 80 years old.
Harvested by hand, after a pre-maceration with the skins the wine was transferred into 700-litre clay amphorae, where it was fermented and aged for 4 months.
This white wine from L'Empordà was not filtered or clarified before its bottling.
The white wine Finca Olivardots Groc d'Àmfora has a pale yellow colour with some grey tinges.
This white wine by Finca Olivardots is very suggestive. Aromas of citrus, white flowers, aniseed, aromatic herbs and ripe bone fruit. On the background, some mineral nuances and earthy remembrances.
Fresh and zesty, this blend of White Grenache, Grey Grenache and Macabeo from L'Empordà has an unctuous body and a smooth texture. Remembrances of apricots, peaches, Mediterranean underbrush and flowers. Crisp acidity and long finish with some mineral nuances.
|Our personal opinion||
Unconventional and seductive, Finca Olivardots Groc d'Àmfora 2017 widens the range of our wine palate.
Finca Olivardots Groc d'Àmfora 2016:
Enterwine 91. Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Bind tasting): 9,54/10.
Vinyes d'Olivardots Groc d'Àmfora 2015:
Vinyes d'Olivardots Groc d'Àmfora 2014:
Blend of 40% Grey Grenache, 40% White Grenache and Macabeo 20%. Parker 90. Peñín 90.
9,68/10-Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||No|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Blanca 40%, Garnacha Gris 40%, Macabeo 20%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Full salads, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Soft pasta cheese, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fresh and dry, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
This reminds me of some Georgian orange wines produced in the now famous Qvevri vessels. Earthy, balsamic, slightly tanninc, with tension and inner thrust.