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Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc Àmfora Xarellotext

Clos Lentiscus Perill Blanc Àmfora Xarello 2020

Penedès, Catalunya (Catalonia Cataluña), SpainThis is 1938-planted Xarel-lo 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. Bright and tart with tangerine, kumquat, and crunchy Asian pear along a slight 12% palate, lightly gripped by skins through a brief, astringent finish. Quite natural and pure expression of the grape.Tasted: 16 January 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Clos LentiscusDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Xarel-loUPC: 8437015213255