||Finca La Garriga Blanco 2012
One of the most characteristic geological features of the Empordà is the remarkable heterogeneity of its soils. On the plains, the soils are basically of fluvial origin: clay-silt with sand and gravel. On the slopes there is an abundance of slate. Perelada takes advantage of the different characteristics that each of these soil types bring to the grape in order to produce single-vineyard wines, known in Spain as vinos de finca. These wines have a clearly defined identity, and their personality is indelibly characterised by the vineyard from which they are born.
The La Garriga estate is home to Pereladaâ€™s oldest vines, plants that are more than 50 years old. 41 hectares of flat silt and clay land, with sand and gravel and neutral pH .
Designation of Origin: Empordà.
Varietals: Chardonnay (60%), White Carinyena (40%).
Harvest: Selected, hand harvested grapes from vinyard La Garriga.
Winemaking: Fermented in acacia barrels at a controlled temperature of 14??C.
Ageing: Eight months in new acacia barrels. Periodical battonages.
Graduation: 13,50% by Vol.
Free SO2: 20 mg/l.
Total SO2: 110 mg/l.
Total acidity: 3.50 g/l (s.a.).
Volatile acidity: 0.53 g/l (a.a.).
Residual sugar: 0.45 g/l.
Type of bottle: Borgogne, moss colour, 75 cl.
Tasting note: Golden yellow colour. Fruity aromas with hints of peach, orange and aromatic herbs perfectly balanced with the fine and delicate barrel notes. In the mouth it displays a lively acidity. It is enveloping, elegant, well balanced and long-lasting. It stands out for its unique complexity and personality.