This is a remarkably original Spanish white wine produced in northern Catalonia, on the southern border of the Pyrenees.
Namely, the composition includes White Carignan, Carignan, White Grenache, Grey Grenache and Picapoll, all of them planted in slate, strongly acid soils constantly swept by Tramuntana, the harsh northern wind typical of the Catalonian-French borderland.
After a careful vinification, this white wine from L'Empordà was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
This one-of-a-kind wine will improve considerably over the next years.
Decant Masia Carreras Blanc 2016 a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.
Drink now until 2023+. Extremely limited production.
The wine Masia Carreras Blanc has a clean, bright golden colour with some steely tinges.
This original white wine from L'Empordà is very complex, but it opens quite tight. Seductive notes of lavender, laurel and rosemary that combine with subtle notions of toast, spices, honey and flowers. After a while, this blanc de noirs wine displays another aromatic layer, namely juicy aromas of citrus and white fruit, nicely underpinned by some dark, rich mineral remembrances.
Elegant, savoury and complex, this white wine by Martí Fabra is nevertheless still in the making. Intense, fresh notes of citrus, flowers and white fruit, underpinned by some wild herbs and a mineral-earthy layer. Very good acidity, deep mineral undertones and long, rich finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Rather unique, Masia Carreras Blanc 2016 is an immensely enjoyable, age-worthy white from L'Empordà.
Masia Carreras Blanc 2015:
Masia Carreras Blanc 2014:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|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||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Samsó Blanc 40%, Samsó 30%, Garnatxa Blanca 10%, Garnatxa Vermella 10%, Picapoll 10%|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Fish and gravey, Poultry, Risotto, Roasted white meats, Soft cheeses, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner|
One of Spain's great white wines. Trust me, I'm not exaggerating.
Like licking dried, sun-drenched rocks!! Add an eco of honey, rosemary and lime and there you have it. A killer white.
Like a great white wine from the Rhône, but this Masia Carreras costs three times less. Very dry, earthy and mineral, remarkably complex.