Costers del Priorat Blanc de Pissarres 2015

Blanc de Pissarres

Blanc de Pissarres 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 Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed with 7 days of skin contact before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Finished in 1,000L foudres.

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 at 350m to 500m

  • Grapes

    55% Garnacha Blanca, 38% Macabeo, and 7% Pedro Ximénez

  • Vine Age

    Vines planted in 1975 and 1950

  • Soil

    Llicorella (decomposed slate)

  • Farming

    Lutte Raisonnée

  • Suggested Retail

    $29.00