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En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Blanca 2016 Product #32213 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Blanca 2016 En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Blanca 2016

1,171 bottles made; 804 imported.  The 2015 edition of Silvia Puig’s white Grenache was easily the best wine from this tricky grape I’d ever tasted.  The 2016 edition is better.  A warm, very dry, season pushed yields and berry sizes down with corresponding gains in both richness and structure and the combination of fermenting in open top oak barrels and aging in stainless steel accentuates both.

The best word to describe the 2016 edition is one I’d never thought to use for Garnaxta Blanca:  precision.  Fragrances and flavors of white peach, fresh pear, tart pineapple, sliced almond and just a hint of honey jump from the glass and coat your mouth.  Both the palate and finish are wondrously long, with a dusty slate minerality appearing in the middle and gaining strength and breadth on the mouthwatering, pineapple and tangerine, finish.  I’m really not sure how this could possibly be better – although that’s what I thought about the 2015, too.

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En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Blanca 2017 Product #33305 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Blanca 2017 En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Blanca 2017

1701 bottles made; 900 imported.  Every time I taste Silvia Puig’s Garnatxa Blanca, I think the same thing: this simply must be the finest 100% white Grenache made in the world.  Like the 2016 edition, this wine comes from very low-yielding old vines fermented in open top French oak casks and then brought together in tank to meld and mature.

The 2017 is all about the interplay between richness/concentration and purity/vivacity.  The aromas and flavors of white peach, green pear, juicy pineapple, just-picked tangerine, fresh fennel frond and sliced almond soar from the glass and coat your mouth with deep intensity.  A prickle of refreshing acidity on the entry and mouthwatering zest on the finish keep things fresh and building notes of dusty slate minerality lift things into another dimension.  Easy to drink right now, for sure, but this has much more capacity to develop layered complexity with time than you’d expect.  Bravo!

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