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Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2016

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Certifcación ecológica

Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months mixing in barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 12.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

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€17.00
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Details

Belonging to the DO Penedès, the Garraf Massif is a region with a distinctive character. It is an area of marine origin whose soils have an abundance of lime nodules and marine fossils. When absorbed by the plants, those elements lend the wines a nicely mineral (for lack of a better word) character. 

As for this Xarel.lo Finca Viladellops it is a blend of the high-acidic, well-structured Xarel.lo (70%) and a coloured, scarcely planted mutation of the first grape called Xarel.lo Vermell (30%). The organically grown grapes come from three plots which house the oldest vines of the winery.

Harvested by hand and separately vinified, the grapes of this organic white wine (also known as Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo XXX) were cooled to a temperature of 3 to 5ºC and cold-macerated. Fermentation took place in French oak barrels, after which the wine was aged on its lees for a minimum of 12 months with periodic stirrings. Made from the best samples, this white wine from Penedès wine was kept on its lees until it was gently clarified prior to its bottling. 

The age-worthy Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2016 has a production of only 5,000 bottles.

Decant this white wine from Finca Viladellops 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The white wine Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo has a pale yellow colour with steely tinges and a golden hue at the rim.

Nose

Complex and highly characteristic, this Crianza white wine begins suggesting notes of pastry and white flowers intertwined with some mineral and undergrowth remembrances. As this wine from Finca Viladellops opens, it becomes ever more expressive, evoking dry fruit, marzipan, Mediterranean garrigue, white fruit and touches of anise and fennel.

Palate

Wow! First sensation is like breathing the marine breeze, with salty and iodized notes along with hints of flowers, pastry and white fruit. Smooth and extremely delicate, this blend of Xarel·lo and Red Xarel·lo from Penedès has an exceptional acidity and a long, saline, flowery finish. Complex stuff.

Our personal opinion

A white wine out of the ordinary, Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2016 combines the elegance of a great northern white wine with the enlivening salty light of the Mediterranean.

OTHER VINTAGES

Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2014:

Enterwine 92.

Finca Viladellops Xarel·lo 2012:

Parker 90, Peñín 90.

Year 2016
Type White
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic Yes
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months mixing in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Xarel·lo 70%, Xarel·lo Rosado 30%.
Pairings Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. xar review by Steve on 1/30/2018
    Value

    This is very good. Dry and focused, with a limestone minerality and a nice texture. It will grow in the bottle.

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