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Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc Àmfora Xarello
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Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc Àmfora Xarello 2016

Penedès, Catalunya (Catalonia Cataluña), SpainFrom the biodynamic and biodiverse world of Penedès' Clos Lentiscus, this is 1938-planted xarello from El Buschet vineyard, in the mineral-laden Garraf Mountains sub zone. After picking and leaving with stems on skins for 15 days, this spends 6 months in amphora before a light filtration and bottling. Pouring a shining yellow gold with a very light haze, this streams tight apricot, pear skin, crab apple, young mirabelle plum, and rambutan along a slight palate, rinsed with bergamot astringency, and grippy from time in amphora. Acidity is stencilled and brisk. Very natural, clean, and unique.Tasted: 30 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 44.95 consignment Producer: Clos LentiscusDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Xarel-loUPC: 8437015213255