White Chenin – White Grenache
Viticulture and Characteristics of the Season
The vineyard is located in the upper part of the estate, on granite soil, with organic production and great luminosity, which allows its total and homogeneous ripeness. The natural environment provides protection from tramontana and influences its delicate aromatic profile.
After a dry and hot summer, but with cool nights, the grapes reach full maturity at the end of August, when both varieties are hand-picked.
Winemaking and Ageing
At harvest time, both varieties are kept for 24 hours in a cold chamber, to later select, de-stem and finally ferment. Co-fermentation and skin maceration are carried out for 15 days, achieving the maximum expression of Chenin and Grenache together. To ensure a delicate extraction, manual pigeage is performed.
Tardor is aged for 6 months in 500 L French oak barrels, with constant batonnage for fine lees work.
Tasting Notes and Food Pairing
Visually it is a bright wine, with golden touches and an orange reflection. On the nose it is subtle and elegant, with notes of ripe fruit such as apricot, wild Empordà flowers and sweet spices. Very complex on palate, with good acidity and a tannic point that gives it a lot of character. It is long, with good volume, and a iodine touch towards the end.
All of the above makes it a very versatile and gastronomic wine, ideal to accompany dishes with seafood and fish such as suquet de peix (fish stew), mature goat cheese, escalivada (roasted vegetables), anchovies from l’Escala and even a spicy chicken curry.
Production: 700 bottles of 75 cl.
Appellation: Table Wine