An “oxidative” counterpoint to Terra de Cuques, Guix is a blend of old vines of the region’s most important white varieties: Pedro Ximénez, Macabeo and Grenache Blanc. Steep slopes and concentrated fruit, together with a traditional approach in the cellar. Following a hand harvest, the whole bunches undergo a gentle basket pressing, vinification in cement tanks, and then two years of aging in French oak tonneaus (500 l) and foudres (1200 l). The PX is left alone to undergo a controlled oxidation before blending.
|Format:||6 x 750ml|
|Varietal(s):||Grenache Blanc/Pedro Ximenez/Macabeu
PRESS: 93+ POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE
The very recently bottled 2021 Terra de Cuques Blanc was produced with 90% Pedro Ximénez and 10% Muscat with a moderate 13% alcohol, the minimum required by the appellation. It's serious, with good freshness, a little reductive at first but then more expressive with abundant notes of pollen and a honeyed touch, with a little skin contact that gives it character and some notes of quince and fine tannins. There's finesse and elegance and it's very clean. They have food in mind when they do the wines, so there is a constant search for freshness.
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