Of the three wines that constitute the recently released collection of certified organic white wines by the highly respected Celler Gramona winery, Gramona Roent Xarel·lo 2014 is probably the most arcane
As well as the rest of the wines of the collection, Gramona Roent Xarel.lo 2014 is a single estate wine coming from certified organic vines grown in Font Jui, in the heart of the Penedés DO. The vines grow on soils primarily composed of limestone and clay, a composition that suits Xarel.lo perfectly and allows the grapes to fully express their distinctive personality.
Manually harvested and carefully selected, the grapes were cold-soaked before being transferred into a 3000-litre used wooden vat, where they were fermented and micro-oxygenated. Thus, the dominant oaky aromas coming from new wood were not imparted on the wine.
Drink until 2020.
Pale, clean yellow colour with greenish tinges and a rosy hue at the rim.
A panoply of fruit: apples, pomelos, pears and apricots, along with white flowers, aniseed, aromatic herbs and some mineral remembrances.
Fresh, light and linear, though not lacking in structure. Original, uncommon notes of herbs and dry fruit, and even some distant remembrances of pomegranate. Marvelous acidity and long finish with some spicy, earthy remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Gramona Roent Xarel·lo 2014 is extremely interesting because of its variety, its elaboration and its terroir. For wine lovers and wine adventurers. We suggest that you do not serve it too cold.
Gramona Roent Xarel·lo 2013:
|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|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrel|
|Type of ageing||No|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||No|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, bluefish, Oriental cuisine, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with fish, Rice with meat, Roasted fish, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Smoked foods, Sushi|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|
This is not a white wine, not a rosé wine, not an orange wine. It has the best of the three. Crisp as a white, fruity as a rosé, textured as an orange. Yesª!!