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L'Esparver Eric Lahon Blanc

A selection of old White Grenache vines

100% White Grenache coming from a selection of old vines planted on different soil types but mainly slate.

The harvesting takes place on Septembe, taking advantage of the colder hours and is made by hand, in boxes of 15 kg.

A second selection of grapes is made at the winery. Cold maceration with the skins during 12 hours at 5ºC in an inert atmosphere. The obtained free run juice is transferred to new French oak barrels, where the fermentation takes place at 15ºC during 20 days. Aging in the same barrels for 10 months. Weekly battonages to keep the lees in suspension. After removing the lees, the wine is bottled with no clarification, nor stabilization neither filtration to keep the features of White Grenache. Limited production of 1.100 bottles.

Tasting notes

Pallid yellow with golden flecks, clean and bright.

On the nose displays a whole array of aromas, fruity such as grapefruit, apple, lychee, mango, citrus fruits, perfectly combined with the tinge of aging. Roasted dry fruits, spices, vanilla, cinnamon and sandalwood are discovered, wrapped in fragrances of the lees. There are also soft notes of cake contrasting with presence of minerals and elegant memories of white flowers such as acacia.

On the palate we find it powerful, very unctuous and with lots of volume.

Well balanced with acidity. Freshness highlights. Long finish, reminding the grapefruit, mango, vanilla and toasted aromas.   

Food pairing

Fish stews, all kind of seafood, even white meats. Best serving temperature: 14-15ºC.

Alcohol content: 13.5% vol
 

Tipus: 
Blanc
Anyada: 
2016
Graduació : 
14.00%
25,00 €