Quinta da Muradella "Muradella Blanco" 2012

  • Variety: 100% Treixadura.

    Appearance: Light golden yellow.

    Nose: Deeply pitched aromas of peach pit, melon, honey and chamomile, with ginger and anise top notes.

    Palate: Medium-light. Fleshy, palate-coating pear skin, pit fruit and citrus pith flavors show impressive energy and focus, with zesty minerality adding lift. Closes on a refreshingly bitter note, with excellent focus and lingering floral and licorice notes.

    Vinification: Organically grown vines planted from 1945 -1997. 50% whole cluster, 50% whole berry with no stems are put into cold Maceration for 48 hours in stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation is halfway done with its indigenous yeast, the wine is transferred to 3 year old 600L barrels of French oak in order to finish the fermentation. After 8 -10 months in the barrel the wine is naturally decanted into stainless steel tanks where it stays for 12 months before it is bottled without filtration. Only 200 cases (6-pack) are made!

    Recommended Food Pairing: This wine has a freshness and acidity that make it a great match with shellfish, deep sea fish, and chicken dishes prepared with Spanish, Latin and Pan-Asian spices. This wine's easy drinking nature also makes it a natural for casual tapas, small plates and sipping on its own.