Aspriu Blanc is made from the Xarel·lo grapes of vines with differing ages and from different parcels, fermented in concrete tanks and oak vats.
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If you want to get to know the characteristics of the Xarel·lo variety, you can't do much better Aspriu Xarel·lo from Celler Pardas. This is a big and bold white wine, and I guess it will age well for quite a few years more. The 2013 vintage has plentiful freshness and complexity. The nose has the fruity, floral and mineral notes typical of the variety. The palate is huge, fresh, and with good acidity -- the flavours keep expanding in the mouth, and it has a very long finish. My tip: don't serve it too cold (definitely not from an ice bucket!) to enjoy the full range of flavours -- it will still have lots of freshness.
A family-run winery located in the Torrelavit district, in the Alt Penedès, with the two young and enterprising owners taking care of the whole production process, a combination of viticulture and agriculture. Their concept of dry farming has led them to treat the vineyards austerely, without tilling or applying fertilisers, leaving it up to the crops and the vine’s capacity for adapting to the land to be the true protagonists when it comes to fruit expression. As regards the...