A very interesting wine, Pardas Rupestris is produced by the intellectually curious, always self-challenging Celler Pardas winery.
Since the vineyards are planted in shallow calcareous soils, the roots are in direct contact with the bedrock, a fact that imparts a distinctive minerality to the fruit.
Harvested by hand and carefully selected, the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed prior to fermentation. Then they were macerated for 3 to 4 days, after which Pardas Rupestris 2017 must was drawn off, fermented and aged on its lees for 4 months with periodic stirrings.
A faithful expression of traditional Penedés, this organic white wine should be drunk over the next 2-3 years.
The wine Pardas Rupestris has a clean, bright, pale yellow colour with some steely tinges.
Fresh and expressive, Rupestris by Celler Pardas smells of white flowers, citrus and aniseed. On the background, a perfume of orange blossom, aromatic herbs and deep mineral undertones.
Fresh and dry, this young white wine from Penedès has a straightforward, no-nonsense quality and a very good acidity. Citrus, freshly-cut grass, jasmine and sour apples. This wine by Celler Pardas has a crisp, medium long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The organic wine Pardas Rupestris 2017 is fragrant and pleasant. Perfect for informal gatherings with friends.
Pardas Rupestris 2016:
Pardas Rupestris 2014:
|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 mixing in stainless steel|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo, Xarel·lo Rojo, Malvasía de Sitges, Macabeo.|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Light hors d´oeuvres, Oriental cuisine, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Roasted white meats, Salads with lite seasonings, Soft pasta cheese|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fresh and dry, Light, easy to drink|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|
Perfect with pasta and rice dishes. White, but not ethereal.
Dry, fresh, with a note of berries and a sweet eco at the end. Uncommon and nice.