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Vernatxa Instint Primari Garnatxa Blanca

9.32 ratings
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Terra Alta, Catalunya, Spain
Garnatxa Blanca
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Emily Triplett Lentz

“Francesc and Joan started making wine from their family’s organically farmed vines in the austere Terra Alta region of Catalonia in 2009, drawing on a 200+ year agricultural heritage to make distinctive natural wines that were an immediate hit in Europe. Vernatxa is their name for Garnacha Blanca. The vines are more than 80 years old, deeply rooted in sandy soils. For this bottling, the grapes are fermented on their skins for 7 days, and aged in 500-liter neutral oak barrels. The result is a complex and robust wine, perfect for a meal, with a golden hue and notes of white peach, fennel and quince. It’s fresh yet serious and structured, with a long mineral finish.”

“Francesc and Joan started making wine from their family’s organically farmed vines in the austere Terra Alta region of Catalonia in 2009, drawing on a 200+ year agricultural heritage to make distinctive natural wines that were an immediate hit in Europe. Vernatxa is their name for Garnacha Blanca. The vines are more than 80 years old, deeply rooted in sandy soils. For this bottling, the grapes are fermented on their skins for 7 days, and aged in 500-liter neutral oak barrels. The result is a complex and robust wine, perfect for a meal, with a golden hue and notes of white peach, fennel and quince. It’s fresh yet serious and structured, with a long mineral finish.”

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2019
Steve Rura

Stone dry grapefruit and lemon peel. Bold acidity. Great on its own and would be amazing with fish.

Had the rest of the bottle with chicken kabob and rice. Even though it's not sweet, it went surprisingly well with spicy food.

Stone dry grapefruit and lemon peel. Bold acidity. Great on its own and would be amazing with fish.

Had the rest of the bottle with chicken kabob and rice. Even though it's not sweet, it went surprisingly well with spicy food.

Jan 10th, 2020