White Grenache (55%) and Macabeu (45%)
The Macabeu is from vines ranging in age from 25 to 35 years old and the White Grenache (Garnatxa Blanca) from vines between 10 and 50 years old. All are grown at 400m in the Mas de Cabrera vineyards in Gandesa. Soils at Mas de Cabrera are rich in limestone with very little organic matter. All vines are dry farmed. The summer was warmer than average, the grapes were harvested in the last week of August.
The grapes were hand picked separately then chilled to 4°C, before passing over a selection table, destemming, crushing and gentle pressing. These musts were held cold for 2 days then the clear juice racked off for a controlled fermentation in stainless steel at 18°C. The wines were blended together in December.
– Alcohol content: 13.5%
– Total acidity: 5.0 g/l as Tartaric
– Volatile acidity: 0.33 g/l
– Residual sugar: 0.5 g/l
This is a smooth easy-drinking white with gentle notes of lemon and grapefruit on the nose and peach on the palate, with refreshing acidity and a mineral core.
Excellent with meaty fish such as monkfish or sea bass, roast goose, and squid dishes.
The wine is ideally served at 8-10°C.