Casa los Frailes – Blanc de Trilogia 2018

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.

Notes

  • Appearance: white – pale, lemon
  • Nose
    • Intensity: medium
    • Aroma: INTENSE peach, some hints of florals
  • Palate
    • 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)

Details

  • 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.
Label for Blanc de trilogia 2018 (White wine)
Blanc de trilogia 2018