Produced in the northern Catalan region of Costers del Segre, Missenyora is a single varietal Spanish white wine.
The grapes were harvested by hand, whole bunch pressed, fermented in 80% American and 20% French oak barrels, and subsequently aged for 4 months with weekly stirrings.
After that, the winery recovered an old technique that consists in adding concentrated wine must - obtained through boiling - to this Crianza white wine (the proportion being 9 to 10 grams per litre). Thus, the resulting white wine from Costers del Segre shows a great balance between acidity and sweetness.
Drink Missenyora 2018 until 2023.
By the way, Missenyora, (which literally means "Milady"), was the way people addressed the abbess of the Vallbona de les Monges Monastery, which is a stone's throw away from the winery.
The white wine Missenyora has a pale yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
Clean and expressive, this white wine fermented in oak suggests some notes of white flowers and white fruit, alongside aromas of toast, ctirus, aromatic herbs, dim mineral undertones and some smokey nuances.
Clean and palate-coating, this Macabeo is really moreish. Enticing notes of flowers, bone fruit and citrus, combined with mineral and spicy suggestions. This white wine by L'Olivera Cooperativa has a well-balanced acidity and long, delicately herbal and citrusy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Original and characteristic, Missenyora 2018 is fresher and crispier than the previous vintages. Pair it with sauteed vegetables, white fish or creamy cheeses.
Parker 90. Enterwine 92.
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|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 and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Blue cheeses, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Paté, Rice with fish, Soft pasta cheese, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
I love this wine. It balances very well oak and fruit.
Delicious. The palate is a combination of spices, apricots and hazelnuts. Nice body and long finish.