In the northeast corner of the Iberian Peninsula, in the very heart of L'Empordà, the Castillo Perelada winery owns several hectares of vineyards that, despite growing under a purely Mediterranean climate, are constantly lashed by a merciless northern wind called Tramuntana.
An extremely original blend of Chardonnay and the indigenous White Carignan, the white wine Perelada Finca La Garriga Blanco is made from grapes coming from a single estate, composed of clayey soils with a high content of gravel and sand.
Harvested by hand, this white wine from L'Empordà was fermented in new acacia barrels at a temperature of 14ªC. Once the process was completed, Perelada Finca La Garriga Blanco 2013 was aged for 8 months in those same containers with periodic stirrings.
Drink over the next 3 years.
The wine Perelada Finca La Garriga Blanco has a golden yellow colour which appears clean, bright and dense.
This exceedingly interesting blend of Chardonnay & White Carignan is compelling. Ripe white fruit, bone fruit, citrus, a dim herbal background, notes of fine lees and a spicy tip.
Nicely textured and enveloping, this white wine from L'Empordà has a crisp acidity and an excellent balance. Withered vegetables, aromatic herbs, subtle bitter nuances, bone fruit and a long, balsamic finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The composition and the ageing process of this wine by Castillo Perelada make it one of Catalonia's most original white wines. Perelada Finca La Garriga Blanco 2013 is an absolute treat.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 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 acacia wood barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||"Chardonnay":"60" "Cariñena Blanca":"40"|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Rice with fish, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|