This is the new vintage of Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo, one of the three organic Spanish white wines produced by the renowned Celler Gramona winery, the other two being Ovum and Roent, also available at our website.
Coming from more than 40-year-old vines grown on fresh, clay-limestone soils, the grapes of Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2015 were picked by hand and carefully selected in the vineyard. Once in the cellar, they were stored at a low temperature and subsequently cold-macerated.
Gently crushed to extract the "free-run" juice, the wine was then transferred into 300-litre French oak barrels, used and new, where it was fermented and aged on its lees for a period of 3 months.
The wine Gramona Xarel·lo Font Jui has a clean, bright, soft amber colour with steely tinges and a golden rim.
This organic white wine from Penedès displays aromas of apricot, peach and pineapple over a background made of herbs, green almonds and some salty notes, quite typical of Xarel·lo variety. The brief ageing period in oak barrels shows in some hints of toast and caramel.
Weightier than its two brothers, though not heavy, this white wine aged in oak by the Gramona winery features notes peach and pineapple, along with hints of toast and some touches of butter. Acidity is noticeable, but very well-balanced. Long finish, with notes of menthol, almonds and apricot.
|Our personal opinion||
The wine Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2015 is bold and fresh. It will pair wonderfully with shrimp and fish dishes, and also with a cheese platter.
Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2014:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 91. Anuario de Vinos El Pais 94. Guia Gourmets 93. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9.39/10.
Gramona Font Jui Xarel·lo 2013:
2 months in oak. Peñín 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||3.|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Fish and gravey, Goat cheese, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Stew|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Thrilling wine. Pure electricity!!