Acústic Blanc 2016

Back to our origins of Spanish wines for a bit. Back in early August I went to a wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott showcases wines from the Levante Region if Spain which encompasses the coastline of Cataluña and Valencia. There are some great white wines to be had from this region the best known of which are from Priorat, but the surrounding areas also have some hidden gems at far better prices.

This first wine is one of those. From the D.O. Montsant which borders Priorat, this white wine has been given 91 to 93 points by top wine connoisseurs. Made from a blend of Garnacha Blanca, the local grape Pansal and some Garnacha Tinta from vines between 40 to 80 years old. It has spent 3 months ageing in French oak barrels.

It is a nice honey yellow colour with a medium intensity scent of lemon with hints of petrol/oil. A dry wine with good body and a lingering finish, medium to high acidity but nicely balanced. On tasting what you noticed about this wine first is it’s amazing creamy texture. It fills your mouth and then leaves you with a refreshing lemon zest.

I can see why this wine scored so high. Very nice for the price.

Name: Acústic
Colour: White
Year: 2016
Grapes Garnacha Blanca (60%), Macabeo (25%), Garnacha Roja (10%)and the native Pansal (5%)
Winery: Acústic Cellar
Country: Spain
Region: Montsant
Quality Classification: Denominacion de Origin
Alcohol: Unknown
Price: 13€

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