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Principia Mathematica 2014

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Principia Mathematica 2014

Characteristics

  • Barrel. 6 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 12.5

Score

90
Enterwine Score 90
90
Media rating 90

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Details

Back in 2010, the first vintage of this wine was conceived by the couple Alemany i Corrió with the aim of inspiring a paradigm shift in the white wines produced in Penedés.

To an extent, the ambition of Irene Alemany and Laurent Corrió has been fulfilled, as a substantial number of winegrowers in Penedès are currently producing honest, demanding, terroir-oriented white wines.

Principia Mathematica 2013 is a varietal Xarel·lo white coming from more than 30-year-old vines located in Sant Pere de Molanta, in the Garraf Mountains. The vines are planted on calcareous soils with an abundance of mineral fossils.

Produced following the guidelines of a Burgundian Chardonnay, two thirds of Principia Mathematica 2013 were fermented and aged for 6 months in new, 600 and 700-litre French oak barrels with periodic lees-stirring. The remaining third of the wine was vinified in stainless steel tanks and also aged for 6 months on its lees.

 

Additional Information

Appearance

Very bright, clean, pale yellow colour with steely tinges.

Nose

Well-balanced notes of peaches, apricots, nectarine, mango, citrus and aromatic herbs. A secondary layer of white flowers, fennel and subtle wooden remembrances, such as white pepper and vanilla.

Palate

Unctuous and rich, displaying flavours of ripe pears, peaches, mango, citrus and some mineral undertones. Tense acidity and long mineral finish with some smoky nuances.

Our personal opinion

Principia Mathematica 2013 is a limited-edition white that presents a different expression of the Xarel.lo grape. It pairs wonderfully with rice dishes and creamy chesses. 

OTHER VINTAGES No
Year 2014
Type White
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Xarel·lo
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Baked whitefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Oriental cuisine, Poultry, Rice with fish, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted fish, semi-curred cheese, Smoked foods, Soft cheeses, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Whitefish salads
Taste Dry and aromatic, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
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