Costers del Priorat Blanc de Pissarres 2015

Blanc de Pissarres

Blanc de Pissasres is derived from the word "pizarra" which is "slate" in Spanish. Made in small quantities, this white wine is sourced from selected parcels in the vineyards of Sant Martí and Mas Alsera. It is a blend of three local varieties: Macabeo, Garnacha Blanca, and Pedro Ximénez.

Vinification The grapes are selected, destemmed and macerated for three days. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks and 225L French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes The nose shows the marked personality of the Priorat’s White Grenache, with its characteristic notes of white flowers, herbs and fruit skin. The palate is unctuous, with citrus and smoky flavours. The finish is very persistent and offers a surprising and lovely sweet touch. It is the warm and charming footprint of the Pedro Ximenez variety, in interesting balance with a fresh and genuine minerality.

  • Site

    Sant Martí and Mas Alsera

  • Grapes

    60% Garnacha Blanca, 30% Macabeo, and 10% Pedro Ximénez

  • Vine Age

     

  • Soil

    Llicorella (decomposed slate)

  • Farming

    Lutte Raisonnée

  • Suggested Retail

    $29.00