Las mejores garnachas blancas, según Decanter

Pedro Ballesteros MW, Sarah J. Evans MW y Pierre Mansour han catado para la revista Decanter 54 vinos (que se pudieran encontrar en los mercados británico y estadounidense) elaborados con al menos un 50% de garnacha blanca. Dos de ellos fueron calificados como fuera de lo común y 15 como altamente recomendables. Una interesante mirada a cómo está funcionando este vidueño en algunas zonas de nuestro país. 

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Herència Altés, La Serra Blanc, Terra Alta, 2017
Established in 2010 by Núria Altés and Rafael De Haan, Herència Altés is located in the village of Batea in the Terra Alta DO. From…

Edetària, Selecció, Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain, 2016
Edetària was founded by Joan Àngel Lliberia, from a winemaking family, in 2003 and is situated in Gandesa, in the central area of Terra Alta….

Scala Dei, Massipa, Priorat, Catalonia, Spain, 2017
Aromatically delicate with a floral freshness. Full bodied, broad and rich on the palate, with alluring acidity and a long, memorable finish.

Herència Altés, Trementinaire Garnatxa Blanca, Terra Alta
Bright amber, with notes of marmalade and some oxidative characters. Well made; salty and savoury with a long, honeyed finish.

Coca i Fitó, d’Or, Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain, 2016
Lovely nose of attractive lemon, oak and white fruits. Layered and generous with good complexity, starting to show some development.

Bodegas Frontonio, Botijo Blanco Garnacha Blanca
Alluring aromas of citrus and peach with some floral and herbal hints. Soft, well balanced and elegant, with a creamy, silky texture.

Costers del Priorat, Blanc de Pissarres, Priorat, 2018
Fine interplay of oak and white fruits. Altogether complex, with lifted freshness, minerality, and some richness in the mid plate.

Herència Altés, Benufet, Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain, 2018
Classic ripe developed style, revealing a Mediterranean energy. Underneath there’s a riot of fruits, together with a distinctive stony character.

Mas Doix, Murmuri, Priorat, Catalonia, Spain, 2018
Attractive nose of herbs and apricot, continuing on the palate with some minerality. Really pure and clean, with a lovely finish.

Morlanda, Garnacha Blanca, Priorat, Catalonia, Spain, 2017
Wonderful nose of burnt sugar and vanilla oak. Fleshy, plump, ripe, with some savoury notes on the finish. Shows lots of personality.

Coca i Fitó, Blanc, Montsant, Catalonia, Spain, 2018
Rich and expressive, with notes of apple and some confected fruit. Straightforward and youthful, with a long, fruity finish.

Costers del Priorat, Blanc de Closos, Priorat, 2017
An orange style wine; plenty of complexity with notes of roasted oranges, saltiness, and wood smoke. Very unique and delicious.

Abel Mendoza, Garnacha Blanca, Rioja, Northern Spain, 2018
Vanilla oak overlaying citrus notes. Full body of the wine is a good counterpoint to the oak, and there’s balancing freshness. Beautifully made.

Edetària, Finca La Terrenal, Terra Alta, Catalonia, 2016
Intense, with indicators of oxidative development and barrel ageing. Characterful, with a long and lively finish. All about acidity.

Herència Altés, Garnatxa Blanca, Terra Alta, 2018
Exotic aromas, with some fresh citrus fruit. Nicely textured, balanced and expressive, with hints of minerality. Appealing and mouthwatering.

Izadi, Larrosa Garnacha Blanca, Rioja, Northern Spain, 2018
Aromas of citrus and dried herbs, with a lively freshness in the mouth. Nicely balanced, with freshness and fruit, open and expressive.

Azul y Garanza, Naturaleza Salvaje, Navarra, Navarra, 2018
Light amber colour. Interesting nose with distinct orange peel characters. Bright and fresh on the palate, easy going and enjoyable.
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