Harvested from beautiful, old vines which are between 25 to 70 years old, Dosterras Blanc 2017 contains the elegance and structure reflective of this incredible place.
Aged for 6 months in oak barrels, this delicious wine is highly complex with notes of white butter cookies, toasted brioche, fresh citrus and a touch of aged sherry. The palate is elegant, with great acidity and perfectly balanced with a long and refreshing finish.
Made from a special blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, White Grenache and Pedro Ximénez (which is usually used in the production of Sherry), this wine is very expressive, aromatic yet refined.
As this wine’s maker says “There are very small things that can inspire bigger ones: a hand full of soil, the leaves of the vines, a bunch of grapes. What we aim to do at Dosterras is to transform these marvellous things that are already present in nature into something special in the winery. We want to mix curiosity with admiration and make drinking wine a revealing unforgettable experience.”
When it comes to old carignan vines, these people know what they are doing. This is a highly concentrated, complex and rich wine that exhibits black fruit, crème de cassis, Asian spice and a touch of pepper. The bouquet is a Garden of Eden, floral with a perfume of pine nuts and wild dark berries that intermingle with almost dusty, mineral elements. Drink now or over the next 10 years.
"Espectacle is a new project jointly owned by Rene and Isabelle Barbier, Fernando and Marta Zamora, and Christopher and Charlotte Cannan. The wine is sourced from a single vineyard of 100+-year-old Grenache vines located at La Figuera on the northern edge of the Montsant D.O. The vineyard is tended by Rene Barbier's Clos Mogador team and vinified in one special 4000-liter oak vat at Celler Laurona. Just over 400 cases are produced annually. The 2004 Espectacle del Montsant is deep crimson-colored with a sensational bouquet of mineral, espresso, lavender, violets, and black cherry. This leads to an opulent, nearly exotic wine with remarkable depth, complexity, and layers of sweet cherry-flavored fruit. It is as pure an expression of Grenache as exists anywhere on the planet and certainly the greatest example of Montsant ever produced." 99/100 Wine Advocate
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