Costers del Segre
Sauvignon Blanc and Sèmillon
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Winery: Castell D’Encus
Region: Catalonia ( D.O. Costers del Segre)
Bottle: 75 cl
Grape Varieties: 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon
Type: White Wine crianza.
Alcohol Volume: 13%
Serving Temperature: 8º - 10º .
Production: Made up mainly from their own Sauvignon Blanc vines sourced from the coolest plots facing south-west, blended with a tiny percentage of Sémillon. Single Estate wine partially fermented in new French oak barrels and in carved stone vats from the 12th century at low temperatures. A period of ageing in French oak barrels and the rest in small stainless steel vats on its lees. After being bottled it rest for another 9 months.
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 metres 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. www.castelldencus.com
Tasting Notes: Very pale yellow in color with pronounced apricot and boxwood aromas, soft vanilla mixes, a spicy edge and lightly herbal notes. Excellent acidity, fresh, crisp and very dry.
Notes: Will gain in complexity with some time in bottle and because of its good acidity can age nicely.
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