White Wine, without Crianza
DO Costers del Segre
Riesling and Albariño.
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Winery: Castell D’Encus
Region: Catalonia - D.O. Costers del Segre
Bottle: 75 cl
Grape Varieties: 80% Riesling and 20% Albariño
Type: White Young Wine.
Alcohol Volume: 12.5 %
Serving Temperature: 8º - 10º .
Production: Made up mainly from their own Riesling vines sourced from the coolest plots facing south-west, together with a little albariño. The grapes, some of which were affected by noble rot were manual harvested and hand selected. Single Estate wine partially fermented in carved stone vats from the 12th century at low temperatures.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of fresh fruits, lime, lemon, green apple, marked mineral and floral notes. Complex and elegant with marked fresh acidity, firm , good fruit and mineral flavours. Long and smooth finish.
Notes: Will improve with some time in bottle. To be enjoyed over the next 2 - 3 years.
Castell d’Encus, the project by the Winemaker and partner in Priorat’s Ferrer-Bobet, Raul Bobet. is located in the municipal district of Talarn, en el Pallars, in the DO Costers del Segre, this is a very privileged location at the foothills of the Pyrenees, in the far north east of Spain, at almost 1000 meters of altitude. It is surrounded by forest with good exposure to the sun, the soils are very poor on organic matter. The estate owns 95 ha. of which 23 ha. are under vines. There is a great respect of nature and for the environment. They do not employ insecticides, herbicides or fungicides using those permitted only by the organic agriculture as organic fertilizers and natural products.
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