Siós Blanc de Noirs is a Catalan sparkling wine crafted by the Costers del Sió winery in the northern region of Lérida.
Belonging to the Costers del Segre DO, this white wine is a single varietal Pinot Noir vinified in order to obtain a white wine.
Manually harvested, the grapes were gently pressed; after that, the resulting wine must was not macerated with its skins so the wine remained uncoloured.
Thus it was possible to produce a white wine from a red grape. In other words, a Blanc de Noirs wine.
The must was fermented on its lees in stainless steel tanks and new French oak barrels. In both cases, the lees were stirred on a weekly basis.
Secondary fermentation of this Pinot Noir wine took place in the bottle.
Finally, Siós Brut Reserva Blanc de Noirs 2012 was aged for 24 months in the bottle prior to being disgorged.
Production of only 4,000 bottles.
Clean, bright straw yellow colour with some steely tinges.
Subtle touches of pastry, yeasts, butter, ripe strawberries, along with some herbal notions, and aromas of pomelo rind, dry fruit, smoke and white flowers.
Creamy, pleasant notes of wild berries, citrus, English custard, fruit compote, almonds and hazelnuts. Well-balanced acidity, tiny, caressing bubbles and tense, refreshing finish. Very well crafted.
|Our personal opinion||
Siós Brut Reserva Blanc de Noirs 2012 is a substantial white wine perfectly capable of accompanying a great meal.
Siós Brut Reserva Blanc de Noirs 2011;
Parker 92 and Peñín 93.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Other denominations|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||Blanc de Noirs|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||24|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||bluefish, Combination of all types of foods, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Fish and gravey, Paté, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Tasty with barrel notes|
A bold Pinot Noir with a solid structure, though not lacking in finesse. Bubble is creamy and the wine feels crisp and fresh.