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Este blanco

Este blanco

VT Viñedos de España, Alto Almanzora, 2015

750 ml
CHF 14.20
Grape variety: Macabeo
Producer: Bodegas Alto Almanzora / Fam. Franco
Origin: Spain / Andalucía
CHF 14.20
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Article nr. 13013715
Grape variety: Macabeo
Producer: Bodegas Alto Almanzora / Fam. Franco
Origin: Spain / Andalucía

Description

It brings pronounced flavours of herbs and spices - typical for the Macabeo grape variety. On the nose, grapefruit, tangerine and some apricot dominate along with a hint of flint. A robust wine with plenty of character.

Attributes

Origin: Spain / Andalucía
Grape variety: Macabeo
Maturity: 1 to 3 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Apéro riche, Giant crevettes, grilled langoustines, Paella
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank, soft pressing, cooling period
Maturation: in steel tank
Bottling: filtration
Volume: 13.0 %
Countries

Spain

Spain – Variety and perfection

“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.

The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.

Regions

Andalucía

Andalusia: Sherry and more

Spain’s southernmost wine growing region has stronger climate variation than you might expect. Despite a record 3,000 hours of annual sunlight, Andalusian winters are astonishingly rainy. The region has a unique, complex wine culture. As well as various types of Sherry, surprisingly fresh white wines and fruity reds are increasingly produced here. Modern Andalusian wine country is divided into four independent regions with DO status.

Producers

Bodegas Alto Almanzora / Fam. Franco

Grape varieties

Macabeo

For fruity cava and white Rioja

Still or sparkling: the Macabeo can do both. In its native Catalonia, it forms, with Parellada and Xarello, the triumvirate of cava grapes. It gives the sparkling wine its fresh apple fruit; the Parellada provides elegance, and the Xarello contributes body and fullness. Pressed as a still white wine, the Macabeo smells of apple, pear, flowers and herbs. A light almond note often comes as well. This can be tasted in the classic white wines from Rioja: they are made from this variety, which there is called Viura. The Macabeo – also spelled Macabeu – migrated from northern Spain across the border into French Roussillon.

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