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Pla de Gates Blanc

Anna Espelt

Pla de Gates Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Empordà
Variety
Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris
Age of Vines
17
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Granite, sand, clay
Altitude
25 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 24 hour cooling, partially destemmed and macerated, gentle pressing, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
9 months in neutral 500L and 20HL French oak barrels

Overview

Pla de Gates is a blend of Lledoner Blanc and Roig (Grenache Blanc and Gris) that Anna Espelt grows in her Mas Marés vineyard. Having gained experience with these varieties further inland where the climate is warmer, Anna has discovered that they really shine closer to the Mediterranean, where nearly constant winds result in smaller clusters, berries, thicker skins, and fresher acidity. Pla de Gates is cooled overnight after harvesting by hand, is partially destemmed, and sees a short maceration before a long gentle pressing to capture all the aromatic and phenolic potential of these two varieties.

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Empordà
  • Proprietor
    Anna Espelt
  • Winemaker
    Anna Espelt
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 25 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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