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Òlbia 2016

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€27.50
Agricultura biodinámica

Òlbia 2016

Characteristics

  • Fermented in Barrel. 6 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13.5

Score

91
Enterwine Score 91
91
Media rating 91

Availability: In stock

€27.50
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Details

The new vintage of this rare and confidential Spanish white wine is made from a blend of Viognier and White Grenache, complemented with a touch of Pedro Ximénez.

Produced by the Marco Abella winery, Òlbia from the DOQ Priorat is made from vines grown in slate soils and farmed following the guidelines of biodynamic agriculture.

The grapes were harvested by hand and cold-macerated. Alcoholic fermentation of this white wine from Priorat was carried out in French oak barrels, where the wine was also aged for 6 months and drawn-off three times.

Following the biodynamic calendar, Òlbia 2016 was bottled in a fruit day.

Production is ridiculously limited. Less than 1,000 bottles.

Decant 1 hour before drinking. Drink through 2024.

Additional Information

Appearance

The white wine Òlbia has a very bright, clean straw colour with some golden tinges.

Nose

Some truly evocative mineral notions, kaleidoscopic and ever-evolving, define the nose of this white wine aged in oak. The fruit is also prominent, bright and extremely pure. Ripe pears, apples and white flowers, with hints of toast, smoke, spices and aromatic herbs.

Palate

Palate-coating and lush, but with the trademark Priorat acidity and freshness, Òlbia by Marco Abella shows a great balance between fruit and oak. Toast, white fruit, citrus, honey, royal jelly, rosemary, smoke and mineral. Excellent acidity, great focus, and long, enchantingly mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

Rewardingly complex and age-worthy, Òlbia 2016 is an "under the radar" Priorat white wine that truly deserves the attention of the serious drinker.

OTHER VINTAGES

Òlbia 2015:

Macabeo, White Grenache and Pedro Ximénez. Enterwine 93. Peñín 91.

Òlbia 2013:

Blend of Macabeo, White Grenache and Viognier.

Year 2016
Type White
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic No
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
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Viognier 49%, Garnacha Blanca 48%, Pedro Ximénez 3%.
Pairings bluefish, Cod, Cured cheeses, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Soft pasta cheese, Whitefish salads
Taste Fresh and dry, 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
  1. omg review by Bodybuilder on 12/20/2018
    Value

    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.

  2. olbia abella review by Goscellin on 6/11/2018
    Value

    Creamy, big-structured, with a crisp acidity that keeps everything in place. As somebody said, maybe Priorat's future is in its white wines.

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