2021 Enate Chardonnay Ferm Barrica
93 Peñin points and 1 wax seal La Guía TodoVino has received this dry but full typical Chardonnay. An absolute must for lovers of a full, buttery Chardonnay with wood tones. For us one of the best Chardonnays
The Chardonnay Fermentado en Barrica is a classic barrel-fermented Chardonnay, which spends the 6-8 months in new French oak barriques with battonage. Butterscotch swings out the glass. Beautiful, deep yellow color with a green tinge. Complex aromatic with the classic notes of wood-fermented and laid-on chardonnay (hazelnuts, toasted bread, smoke), complemented by fresh fruity notes (pineapple, grapefruit). Full, creamy mouthfeel, fresh and complex, with a long and balanced finish. Storage: quickly accessible, several years of installation without any problems.
The Enate Chardonnay Barrica (wood aged) comes from the Somontano region in northern Spain. The Enate Chardonnay Barrica is made by the ultra-modern Bodega Enate. In addition to the brilliant quality, the outfit also stands out. Spain's best contemporary visual artists make the labels. The hand-picked trusses are destemmed. The grapes are lightly crushed and soaked on the skins for 5 hours. After pneumatic pressing, a natural settling follows at 10°C. The young, clean must is then fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15°C. Before bottling, the young wine undergoes a cold stabilization treatment at -5°C to promote the aromatic purity.
A great example of how good the Burgundy grape variety Chardonnay feels in the northeast of Spain!
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Enate is a modern Bodega from Somontano in northern Spain. Enate is located in the village of Salas Bajas, in Somontano, which is located in the northeast of Spain, a good distance from the coast. The leafy landscape can be quite rough, which fully confirms the name Somontano - under the mountains. The local wine growers have had to lobby for a long time to obtain their DO status, but they did manage in the end. Since then, Somontano has been a big name in Spanish wine growing. So enate wines come from a good family. The area where the grape for the Enate wine is grown is characterized by above average rainfall and an abundance of rivers and streams. All that water is good for the soil, which consists largely of clay and sandstone. The nearby Pyrenees give the weather a certain capriciousness. At night it is surprisingly cold, while the sun can scorch in the afternoon. Those 2 extremes give the grapes used for the Enate wine a good balance of acids and sugars.
Despite the relatively young age of this bodega, founded in 1991, it is already one of the most prestigious wineries in Spain. In addition to the quality of the wines, Enate stands out for its sampling. Spanjes' best contemporary visual artists make the labels. ENATE's mission is to make high-quality and premium wines from the best grapes of Somontano, with respect for the ancient local traditions and using the latest technology.
This company with 500 ha of vineyards has a clear philosophy: the Nozaleda family wants to make the best wines from the Denominación Somontano. Oenologist Jesús Artajona translates this philosophy into wine. Bodega Enate concentrates on the international grape varieties Merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay and the Spanish royal grape Tempranillo. The company makes 85% red wine, 10% white wine and 5% rosé. The vineyards are located at the foot of the Pyrenees at an altitude of 550-600 m above sea level. The climate is Atlantic. This means high temperatures during the day (34-35 ° C) and strong cooling at night (17-18 ° C), ideal for the growth of the grapes.
The establishment of the winery also went its own way: the main building is multifunctional and was designed with the aim of uniting spectacular architecture with the wine world. This gives Enate a lot of attention from mountain hikers and curious wine lovers. The objective of bringing art and wine together is reflected in the labels of the bottles. It shows works of art from the Spanish art avant-garde (Antonio Saura, Eduardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies and many others). The collection of own labels is exhibited in the winery's own gallery.
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|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|