Produced by the Marco Abella winery, Òlbia 2015 is made from vines grown in slate soils and farmed following the guidelines of biodynamic agriculture.
The grapes were harvested by hand and cold-soaked.
Alcoholic fermentation was carried out in French oak barrels, where the wine was also aged for 6 months and periodically drawn-off.
Production of this white wine from Priorat is extremely limited.
Less than 1,000 bottles.
Decant 45 minutes before drinking. Drink now until 2020+.
Very bright, clean straw colour with some golden tinges.
Evocative mineral notions, over which we perceive aromas of ripe pears, apples, white flowers, toast, smoke, spices and aromatic herbs.
The Priorat wine white Òlbia by Marcos Abella is fresh and quite complex, with a great balance between fruit and the ageing notes. Toast, white fruit, citrus, honey, royal jelly, rosemary, smoke and mineral. Excellent acidity and long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Rewardingly complex and age-worthy, Òlbia 2015 is a white wine that deserves the connoisseurs' attention.
Blend of Macabeo, White Grenache and Viognier.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrel|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Macabeo 75%, Garnacha Blanca 20& y Pedro Ximénez 5%.|
|Pairings||bluefish, Cod, Cured cheeses, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Soft pasta cheese, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Similar to southern Rhône whites. The exciting minerality sets it apart, however. It stil has some baby fat, but I think it will shake it in 2-3 years, becoming a real palate killer.
Creamy, big-structured, with a crisp acidity that keeps everything in place. As somebody said, maybe Priorat's future is in its white wines.