2016 Sota Els Angels Blanc
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
|Type of Wine||White|
|Region||Emporda Costa Brava|
|Winery||Sota els Angels|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Round, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|