Les Cousins l'Antagonique 2014 is the second vintage of this highly peculiar white wine from Priorat.
The wine is a Blanc de noirs, that is, it is made from red grapes vinified in order to produce a white wine. The blend is composed of 60% Grenache, 30% Carignan, and tiny portions of White Grenache, Trepat, Macabeo and Escanyavella.
This white wine produced by Les Cousins Marc & Adrià, two members of the distinguished Pérez family from Priorat, was aged for 4 months in used French oak barrels.
Les Cousins l'Antagonique is an utterly original, unexpectedly cool white wine from the-sometimes-imposing Priorat region.
Very bright, clean, straw yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
Vivid aromas of white roses, jasmine and camomile, alongside notes of ripe pears and apples. On the background, remembrances of blackberries, raw almonds, biscuits, spices and a dash of minerality.
Fresh and smooth, with a substantial body and a refreshing acidity. Flowers, ripe white fruit, aromatic herbs and deep mineral undertones. Long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Les Cousins l'Antagonique 2014 is an exceedingly interesting white wine. Complex and drinkable.
|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||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||“Garnacha Tinta”:”60” “Cariñena”:”30” “Garnacha Blanca”: “Macabeo”: “Escanyavella”: “Trepat”:|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Creams, Cured cheeses, Foie Gras, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Stews, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Lively and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Go search Priorat whites. They're unlike any other white wines anywhere.
I'm an admirer of Priorat white wines. The minerality of the soil gives the white grapes a unique flavour. And when the winemakers know how to keep the freshness of the wine, like in this Les Cousins Antagonique, the result is outstanding.