Categorized | other whites, Spain

Microvins* Carignan Blanc Amphora 2014

MicroNew producer for me. From the DO of Emporda in Catalonia in Spain. It is made with the rare-ish white carignan grape variety, from up to 100-year-old vines. It’s naturally fermented and sent to spend time in amphora on lees. Intrigue!

It’s a nice drink but perhaps the additional interest isn’t quite there. Muted aromas of quince, ripe lemon, marzipan, wet slate. In the palate, quite neutral, lean, light-on in grape flavour, quite a bit of slate-like mineral character, lemony notes, but doesn’t quite deliver a full experience, even if you were looking for finesse and brisk white wine. It’s clear and clean, nice to drink, but yeah, missing some stuffing.

Importer: Braemar Group

Tasted : JAN16
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $65
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2016 - 2019

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