Pardas Rupestris 2012
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At a first sniff: citrus fruit. Afterwards: Sant Joan pear shake and ripe melon. Quince and soft hazelnut.A feeling of dawn in a Mediterranean landscape aromas of: Lavender, weaver's broom and dried cuttings.
Beyond the fruit, we find the minerality of the soil where the vines thrive in. Quite a lot of flint.
Fresh and fruity passage through the mouth. Glyceric ample and franc in the mouth. With character.
The fruit: pears, apricots and peaches overlay a marked acidic background and provide an excellent tension across the palate which carries over the depth of the fruit towards an electric fresh and slightly bitter aftertaste.
Pairing:Ideal to accompany seafood: mussels, shellfish, Dublin bay prawns as well as grilled and baked fish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Rupestris is a young unoaked white blend of 81% Xarello, 6% Xarello Vermell (a particular strain of Xarello which has darker skins) and 13% Malvasia de Sitges. It-s very pale and floral, with a delicate nose with notes of apple and aniseed and a clean and straightforward, fresh palate which make it easy to drink. Drink now.