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2014 Xarel-lo Desig, Mas Candi

2014 Xarel-lo Desig, Mas Candi
ref. CAND140 DEC15

Wine Variety: Xarello is the finest white grape of Catalunya, and this is where its origins almost certainly lie. There may be a genetic link between Xarello (or Xarel-lo) and Macabeo (a former DD sample), both of which (along with Parellada) are used in the production of cava, Spain's sparkling wine. A pink-berried mutation – Xarello Rosado – exists.

Wine Region: The region of Penedes in Catalunya was given a boost in the late 19th century when the French vineyards were being systematically destroyed by the vine louse Phylloxera. And by the time the louse reached this region, wine growers had already started to diversify their production: the market for cava had already been established and there had been a move away from heavy, traditional red wines. Then from the 1960s the Torres family started to modernize the Penedes vineyards, planting international grape varieties and making wines that were commercially successful around the world.

Wine Producer: Mas Candi is a collective of four farmers working vineyards planted by their grandparents. 

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Style
Style:
Dry White - rich
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Xarello
  Producer
Producer:
Mas Candi
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
10°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
Spain
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2017
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Penedes
  Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Aromas here are rich, with a hint of yeast and ripe russet apples. The palate is very fresh and pure and offers superb energy and drive. There's a green apple cut to this, although acidity is very well hidden. Lemon zip. Long and really rather fabulous. 

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