Costers del Priorat Blanc Pissarres 2015

Costers del Priorat Blanc Pissarres 2015

$39.00

SKU: CDPBP15 Category: Product ID: 1970

Description

LIVELY, MINERAL ELEGANCE
Made in small quantities, the only white wine in the range of Costers del Priorat comes from selected parcels in the vineyards of Sant Martí and Mas Alsera. It brings together the expression of the local varieties: mineral depth of Macabeo; the citrus energy and Mediterranean character of Garnacha Blanca; and the warmth of Pedro Ximénez. Purity and pleasure in a wine for any occasion, always served fresh.

TASTING NOTES
The nose shows the marked personality of the Priorat’s White Grenache, with its characteristic notes of white flowers, herbs and fruit skin. The palate is unctuous, with citrus and smoky flavours. The finish is very persistent and offers a surprising and lovely sweet touch. It is the warm and charming footprint of the Pedro Ximenez variety, in interesting balance with a fresh and genuine minerality.

FOOD HARMONIES
It is perfect as a drink between meals, as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to seafood dishes. It offers many options with less obvious recipes, such as seasonal proposals: spring mushrooms, early peas, winter ‘xatonadas’ (a Catalan salad with escarole, codfish, black olives…), or the fat sardines of October. We recommend having it at around 11 to 12 degrees.
WINEMAKING
The grapes are selected, destemmed and macerated for three days. Then the must is pressed gently with the remaining stems. The fermentation begins spontaneously, partly in stainless steel tanks, partly in French oak barrels of 225-litres capacity
IN THE VINEYARD
Varieties: 60% Garnacha Blanca, 30% Macabeo and 10% Pedro Ximenez.
Plantation density: From 3,000 to 3,500 vines per hectare.
Training techniques: both Gobelet and trellis-trained systems.
Average rainfall: 350-500 mm
Sun exposure: 2,800-3,000 hours per year
ANALYSIS
Alcohol: 13%.
Total acidity: 6,20 g/l.
pH: 3,40.
Volatile acidity: 0,50 g/l.

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