Raimat El Niu de la Cigonya

Raimat El Niu de la Cigonya

D.O. Costers del Segre
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€12.95 €12.95
Awards
Pairing
It is the perfect complement to white meat, blue fish, shellfish, rices, smoked food and cheeses with personality.
Tasting Note
View
Intense yellow color with golden highlights. Clean, bright and dense tear.
Nose
Captivating and intense nose full of tropical notes, such as grapefruit, citrus and ripe fruit interspersed with floral touches on a background of hazelnut and toast.
Mouth
El Niu de la Cigonya (The stork’s nest) is a fresh yet structured and creamy wine. It grows in the mouth and concludes with a long, balanced finish. Aromatically it is a complex wine, with tropical notes and ripe fruit mingling with floral touches and a background of hazelnut and toast from the oak and its superb development in the bottle.
Varietals
Chardonnay
Xarel·lo
Albariño
Analysis
Alcoholic grade 13%
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
Elaboration (vinification)
Each grape variety was separately picked at night, so that the grapes arrived cool, preserving their varietal aromas and preventing unwanted oxidation. The grapes were immediately pressed and the juice left to fine naturally at a low temperature for 24-48 hours. Once the must was clean, it was transferred to a stainless steel tank with a cooling system to control fermentation temperature at 16–18 °C/61–64 °F. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine was kept on its lees for 4 months to acquire texture and complexity. It was then aged in new French oak barrels for 9 months.
Vineyard (viticulture)
The 2016 vintage can be rated as one of Raimat’s best in recent years. The weather was good: low rainfall, to ensure the grapes remained in good condition and cool temperatures at night contrasting with warm days, perfect for proper ripening. The growth cycle was initially slower than normal, although high spring and summer temperatures brought it back on schedule. As summer progressed and in early autumn, night time temperatures gradually fell. This helped produce fully ripe, intensely aromatic grapes for white wines. It was an exceptional year of whites at Raimat.
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