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Portal del Priorat Luno Blanctext
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16¾/20

Portal del Priorat Luno Blanc 2019

Montsant, Catalunya (Catalonia Cataluña), SpainFamous Spanish architect, Alfredo Arribas, shifted his focus to farming and winemaking fifteen years ago. His estate is composed of about 150 acres in Priorat and 50 acres in southern Montsant, with many vines on original rootstock and pushing 100 years. Farming is organic/biodynamic, elevage is similarly natural, with native yeast, short macerations, minimal S02. This biodynamic grenache blanc and macabeo blend comes from the high altitude hills of Monstant, on chalky-clay. Creamy and textural, with lemon curd, toasted spice, white honey, lime zest on an expansive, 13% palate. The altitude and soils keep this brisk across the lengthy palate, affording numerous pairing opportunities for richer shellfish, white fish, or spring risottos. Lovely.Tasted: 11 March 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 24.95 consignment Producer: Portal del PrioratDistributors: Nicholas Pearce Wines
Blend: Grenache Blanc - Macabeu