Nelin

GRAPE VARIETIES: Nelin, a Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo blend, is a white wine with twin souls. Perfectly balanced femininity and masculinity in the splendor of youth. It captures the harmony of its Priorat terroirto match the finest Catalan cuisine. A great contemporary Catalan wine writer said, “These days Catalonia is known for a handful of exceptional chefs and the wines of Priorat.” However, rich, potent reds aren’t always the right companion for this new style of creative cuisine. Nelin aspires to be the perfect match. A base of Garnacha Blanca evokes rolling hills basking in bold sunshine. Everything is sprinkled with spicy, quincy impressions over slate soils seasoned with mineral notes. Macabeo, beautifully adapted to the region, recalls the streams that wind down the hills. This fresh note, enveloped in orange blossom, tempers the aridness of the land to reveal an exquisite minerality. And topping it off, a curious nuance, unusual for the terroir, which derives from the old indigenous Escanyavelles vines. The wine’s overall structure makes it ageworthy thanks to its tannins and acidity. While staying true to its terroir, this strange ancestor gives Nelin the gift of a long life.

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VINEYARD OF ORIGIN: 5.8 hectares of winery-owned vineyards divided into 4 lots
PRODUCTION: 7,400 bottles
VINEYARD SITE: Slate hillsides (350 m to 500 m)
FERMENTATION: In oak barrels and vats with indigenous yeasts
LENGTH OF AGING: 16 months in oak barrels and cement vats

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