Espelt White Blend Empordà Vailet 2010

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From organic and biodynamically farmed 90+-year-old Garnacha grown on slate and granite soils. Not yet reviewed; 2009...

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This particular wine has a very dark, brooding color in the glass, a bit unusual for a Garnacha which in my experience tends to be a bit lighter. T... Read more

The Costa Brava, on the northeast coast of Spain, is a wind-swept region that has lately been making some very exciting wines. The Espelt White is ... Read more

The Costa Brava, on the northeast coast of Spain, is a wind-swept region that has lately been making some very exciting wines. The Espelt white is ... Read more

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Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
01/01/2013

This particular wine has a very dark, brooding color in the glass, a bit unusual for a Garnacha which in my experience tends to be a bit lighter. The nose over very pleasant, with notes of ripe berries, smoke and the faintest hint of woodsy earthiness. The taste is a burst of ripe fruit at the outset, ripe berries and plums, that quickly transition to some floral notes intermingled with spice that really makes this wine interesting. The youthful tannins play nicely for a long, smooth finish (we're talking 30+ seconds here!). See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/01/2010-espelt-old-vines-garnacha.html


External Reviews for Espelt White Blend Empordà Vailet

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Vintage: 2006 04/10/2008

The Costa Brava, on the northeast coast of Spain, is a wind-swept region that has lately been making some very exciting wines. The Espelt White is made from a blend of Grenache Blanc and Macabeo. Light and refreshing, with salty mineral nuances and a lemon-lime finish, this is a perfect go-to white wine.


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Vintage: 2005 07/12/2007

The Costa Brava, on the northeast coast of Spain, is a wind-swept region that has lately been making some very exciting wines. The Espelt white is made from a blend of Grenache Blanc and Macabeo. Light and refreshing, with salty mineral nuances and a lemon-lime finish, this is perfect as a go-to summer quaffer.


Ratings & Tags for Espelt White Blend Empordà Vailet

501705 Snooth User: jcarney
rated this wine
4.00 5
2007 06/13/2010

610410 Snooth User: bhorigan
rated this wine
4.00 5
2005 10/13/2010

28893 Snooth User: karmen
rated this wine
2.00 5
2005 07/22/2007

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1.50 5
2005 06/02/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

From organic and biodynamically farmed 90+-year-old Garnacha grown on slate and granite soils. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 87 points by International Wine Cellar: Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of dark berries and cherry pit, with a hint of dark chocolate. Wound up tight, reluctantly offering up dense blackberry and cassis flavors and a bitter chocolate note. A tough read, but there's good concentration and depth. These are reportedly old vines, some planted more than a century ago on slate and granitic soil.

From organic and biodynamically farmed 90+-year-old Garnacha grown on slate and granite soils. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 87 points by International Wine Cellar: Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of dark berries and cherry pit, with a hint of dark chocolate. Wound up tight, reluctantly offering up dense blackberry and cassis flavors and a bitter chocolate note. A tough read, but there's good concentration and depth. These are reportedly old vines, some planted more than a century ago on slate and granitic soil.

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