2016 Sota Els Angels Blanc

33.95 28.06
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Emporda Costa Brava
Winery Sota els Angels
Year 2016
Grape Chardonnay Picapoll/Picpoul
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2020 - 2026
View all characteristics Discover more about this wine

Sota Els Angels is one of the most exciting new projects in Emporda produced by the daughter of the late Jesus Polanco (one of Spain's media magnates) and her husband, with technical advice from Fredi Torres from the Priorat. A unique winery with very nice wines that operates completely organically to the point of fanaticism. Small scale, scarce and very beautiful. Parker therefore writes in his review about Sota Els Angels as "A name to Watch" The 8 hectares of vineyards of Sota els Ángels are located in a hilly area. At the top of the hill, the brittle slate slopes are very steep and challenging to cultivate. The gradient levels off to about 7% in the lower sections. The terroir consists of a mixture of silt, sand, clay and silica. In this acidic soil you will also find large amounts of iron and magnesium that contribute to the mineral aspect of their wines. The vineyards are cultivated in a biodynamic way.

The Sota els Angels Blanco is a blend of 50% Picpoul and 50% Chardonnay. Harvest by hand in the early morning, when the grapes are optimally ripe, in small boxes of 10 kg. The grapes are destemmed and transferred to stainless steel tanks for maceration at 6 ° C. where the must must be extracted and fermentation begins at 14 ° C. Halfway through fermentation, the must is moved to French oak barrels of 500 to 600 liters to continue fermentation to complete. Aged for one year in the same barrels on its last. Gentle filtration before bottling.

The Sota else Angels Blanco has a very light, straw yellow color. Intense and complex nose with floral aromas combined with light notes of fennel and citrus. Nuances of new wood without masking the personality of its fruit or landscape. Voluminous in the mouth, medium weight, but very persistent due to its optimal acidity. It is a wine that thrills with subtlety and power that can age perfectly

Vineyard for 2016 Sota Els Angels Blanc
More Information
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Emporda Costa Brava
Winery Sota els Angels
Grape Chardonnay, Picapoll/Picpoul
Biological Yes
Vegan No
Year 2016
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Round, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:2016 Sota Els Angels Blanc
Your Rating

Grandcruwijnen

Which dish goes perfectly with this wine?

Our online smart sommelier will help you!

Latest review

31.01.2023

2009 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

"Geweldige Rioja, superlange afdronk" John

View product review