Basic info: Ca N’Estruc, Xarel-lo, Catalunya, Spain – 2017
Price estimate: $17 (Weekly Tasting)
Look: Translucent light yellow
Smell: Apricot – I kept sniffing this to see if I could get more out of it, but I just couldn’t
Taste: Stone fruit, specifically white peach. Subtle citrus notes that are almost lemon, but not quite. Tiny bit of slate towards the back end of this wine with a medium finish.
Conclusions: I was so happy drinking this wine. It had a nice acidity, but it didn’t overpower. It went well with food and just as good as a sipper on the back patio. It was unique – it had a bit of a floral quality but it was subtle. That seemed to be the key word for this wine – subtle. There was a lot going on, but it was all understated and really well done.
Other notes: I had never heard of Xarel-lo before and it isn’t something I expect to find on the shelves of my local wine store, but if I do, I’m picking some up. This was great, and perfect for a warm summer day and it went perfect with our cheese plate.
From the bottle: No bottle notes. 13.5% alcohol by volume