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Castell del Remei Oda Blanc 2018

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Castell del Remei

I love this estate and Oda Blanc is one of my all time favourite white wines ... Shrouded in legends of witches and bandits, Castell del Remei's 2,000 year history is as rich and exciting as the wines now grown in this ancient hamlet. Barrel fermented, Macabeu Chardonnay offers sophistication and a style reminiscent of opulent Macon. Amazing with smoked salmon, roast turkey and perfect for fireside sipping.

Meet the producer

Situated in the DO of Costers del Segre, 120 km northwest of Barcelona, Castell del Remei has been one of the pioneers...

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Production

Grapes are grown in the estates own vineyards in the province of Lleida. Situated at 270 metres above sea level, the area enjoys the benefits of the Mediterranean-continental climate. Winters are cold and often foggy, whilst summers are hot and temperatures of 38 degrees are not uncommon in August. Rainfall is limited yet the proximity of the sea (100km away) provides a refreshing maritime breeze called the 'Marinada' - this regulates the temperature of the vines. The estate is 400 hectares, with just 80 under vine; these are on average 20 years old. Vines are trained using the 'Royat double' system at a density of 2000 to 3800 plants per hectare, with yields of 6000 kilos per hectare. Fermentation and maturation for 7 months in new American and French oak barrels with occasional battonage.

Tasting notes

Beautifully poised, lightly smoky notes are balanced by tropical fruit aromas. Fresh pineapple, exotic flowers and bright acidity mingle with a touch of spice and lightly nutty, savoury characters to give a broad mouthfeel and long finish.

Food match

Ideal with white meats such as pork or chicken, cooked in rich, creamy sauces.

Awards

2013 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

Silver

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