Aspriu 2010

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35.00 €
Price suggested by:
(Celler Pardas)
White wine (100 % Xarel·lo)
Celler Pardas
Penedès
Spain
Year: 2010

 Selectus Wines Tasting Panel
 10th March 2013

The young Pardas bodega has been a hit with the general public since its first vintage, becoming part of what is referred to as the “Penedés New Wave” who talk with great persistence about basic principles such as the revival of native grape varieties, the practice of sustainable viticulture and minimum intervention winemaking. Stamps of identity that Ramón Parera and Jordi Arnan decided to apply in 1996 in the Ca’n Comes estate in the Alt Penedès. Since then, the Bodega’s range of wines has grown and the quality of the wines along with it. Its very original and likeable emblem, a wild boar, is a fitting symbol for the fertile, Mediterranean territory of Penedes and at the same time, with its social and usually nocturnal character, it illustrates the festive spirit of the people born on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Appearance

Straw yellow with remarkable intensity. Clean and bright.

Nose

Aromatically soft, needs to breathe in order to express itself. Aromas of yellow flowers, citrus and a very elegant mineral character.

Palate

Light, with depth. Yellow stone fruits. Notes of hay accompany a well defined acidity. Delicious bitters culminating in a medium long finish. The wine will polish off nicely in bottle in the coming months.

Comment

Produced in a small vineyard of only 1.2 hectares known as La Lola, located on the same estate, it is a magnificent example of white wine made entirely from Xarel.lo grapes and which has been agreed by mixing together must, a proportion of which has been fermented and aged in cement tanks, and another proportion of which in 300 litre barrels. The result is just 1,300 bottles full of flavour, freshness and volume that show great structure and scale, which can mature for several years to become an aged white wine with a great deal of authority. With this very characteristic spirit, and because it is such a unique white wine, we will take advantage of the area’s fauna and have the wine fearlessly confront a delicious wild boar stew.

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