Torres Wine Gran Viña Sol Chardonnay Penedès 2011 75cl (Case of 6)
Part of the Chardonnay used to make this rich, buttery wine is barrel-fermented and aged for five months in Limousin oak barriques. The remainder being...... more
Part of the Chardonnay used to make this rich, buttery wine is barrel-fermented and aged for five months in Limousin oak barriques. The remainder being cool-fermented in stainless steel. The final blend also incorporates a small proportion of Parellada which gives extra lift to the bouquet and elegance on the palate.
Description Chardonnay and Parellada are harmoniously blended after careful fermentation of a percentage in Limousin oak barrels, thus retaining the character...... more
Description Chardonnay and Parellada are harmoniously blended after careful fermentation of a percentage in Limousin oak barrels, thus retaining the character of each variety. The result is a magnificent, intense wine. Wine and Food A wonderful accompaniment to fromage frais, salt and freshwater fish, seafood (particularly good with seafood paella), even chicken and turkey. Tasting Notes Thanks to the presence of the Chardonnay, the wine is intensely aromatic and full-bodied, with a profusion of flowery notes over a fruity background (very ripe peaches) and a hint of fennel. On the palate the wine has a long aftertaste and is silky with an elegant fullness. A touch of vanilla in the finish is indicative of the wines short ageing in French oak. Awards Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin (France) 2006 (2004 Vintage)
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...at the Barcelo Cala Vinas on June 14th 2008.
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I'm afraid I was always a bit of a 'travel snob' regarding the Costa del Sol. I envisaged the types of scene in TV's Benadorm, a type of Blackpool with sun.
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