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Mas d’En Compte Blanca, Celler Cal Pla, Priorat

Celler Cal Pla Mas D’en Compte Blanco is one of only a handful of white wines produced in the Priorat wine-growing region. The winery is based in the village of Porrera. This wine is a blend of Garnacha Blanca, Xarel Lo and Picapoll. Each grape variety is vinified separately and farmed organically. The wine is barrel-fermented in large oak barrels for 1 day on the skins and then each variety is aged on its lees in 80% new French Allier oak and 20% new American oak barrels for 8 months. Despite an average age of 30 years old, these are low-yieling vines producing concentrated fruit with a distinctive minerality. The combination of low-yielding old vines, a modern stainless steel winery and healthy maintenance of vineyards with no pesticides are all factors which allows Joan Sangenis to produce some of the very best Priorat wines.

Celler Cal Pla Mas D’en Compte Blanco is a very big and full white wine. It has a bright golden colour. The nose is very complex with aromas of apple, pineapple, apricot, floral notes combined with toasty, smoky oak notes from the new oak barrels. The palate is full, rich and textured with buttery, creamy notes, spice, peach, more tropical fruit and mineral toastiness. It is very well balanced with good acidity and a lingering finish.

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