Very summery wine. Pairs well with pasta, fish, lightweight cheeses. Best when well chilled (the alcohol is more noticeable as it gets warmer).
I like this one a lot.
- Appearance: white – pale, lemon
- Intensity: medium
- Aroma: INTENSE peach, some hints of florals
- Sweetness: dry
- Acidity: medium
- Alcohol: medium (I can feel a subtle ‘piquancy’ coming from the alcohol in the tongue)
- Body: medium
- Flavour intensity: medium
- Flavour: Peach, but also apple. A subtle vanilla after taste (perhaps from the ageing in oak barrels?).
- Finish: medium.
- Conclusion: balance, identifiable characteristics, complexity = 3, very good
- (Devvers thinks it’s more like a 2, good as not really seeing evidence of complexity)
- Producer: Casa Los Frailes.
- Grapes: Sauvignon blanc 60% (acidity, freshness), Muscat 20% (aromas), Verdil 20% (the je ne sais quoi).
- From a single vineyard called “La era”.
- The sauvignon blanc grapes are fermented in 500 litre oak barrels for 6 months. The other grapes are kept in steel tanks in controlled temperature.
- D.O. Valencia (Clariano – Fontanar dels Alforins) – altitude 650-700m, dry agriculture.
- Organic wine.
- Bought from Tendavins.