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Enate Chardonnay Fermentado en Barrica 2021

Enate Chardonnay Fermentado en Barrica

2021
Somontano, Chardonnay and oak, the perfect formula

£19.20

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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

Somontano, Chardonnay and oak barrels – the magical ingredients of a perfect formula. With its origins in Burgundy and now used around the world, the Chardonnay grape variety does have a tendency to become sweet and compote-like in areas it finds too warm, but it feels perfectly at home in the small DO Somontano appellation. Its wines also offer more than enough character and complexity to elegantly flourish with an ageing process in oak barrels as long as yields are limited. This barrel-fermented Enate Chardonnay is a perfect example. 

What does this wine taste like?

It is a lush and complex wine, a true Chardonnay, with aromas of hazelnuts, toast and fine hints of smoke blending in with fruits such as pineapple, grapefruit and apples. It has a medium level of density in the mouth with fatty, creamy and waxy sensations alongside a fresh acidity. It delights with an expressive breadth and length thanks to its enviable balance. A lingering and enveloping finish, embellished with nuts, lactic notes, and roasted sesame and sunflower seeds. Thanks to a splendid structure and richness, it improves over the years, gaining in unctuosity and flavours of herbs and sweet spices.

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

Serve between 10ºC and 12ºC

Food pairing

Meats with creamy sauces / Grilled fish / Cheeses / Dried fruit and nuts

Ratings and awards

201992 PN
201092 PN
PN: Peñín

Customer reviews

4.8/5
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Winemaking

Grapes are grown on vines about 35 years old in the poor, dry, sandy loam soils of select plots in Salas Bajas (Huesca), the most traditional and prestigious winegrowing area in Somontano. The fruit is carefully collected and selected to ensure it is perfectly healthy and at its optimal ripeness. It is then gently pressed to obtain the desired alcohol content. The clean must ferments in new French oak barrels from the very start of the process, thus slowly but surely bringing in the elegant character of the wood. It stands on its lees for seven months with fortnightly stirring before being bottled. The resulting wine displays a perfect integration of mouthfeel, sensations and aromas.  

Ageing periodBetween 6 and 7 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Vine age35 years
ClimateContinental

The winery

Enate

Enate

The main reference point for the Somontano Denomination of Origin and a winery that describes itself as nature's apprentice, due to feelings of great respect and admiration, and which seeks to capture the perfection manifest in nature and convey it in their wines. Enate offers a wide range of wines, from classic Crianzas and Reservas, several single varietals, at different price points and with very distinct personalities, to choice wines like its highly-esteemed Enate Uno, a...

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