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Producer: Bodega BiniagualGrape Varieties: Prensal Blanc 60%, Chardonnay 20%, Moscatel 20%Optimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Elegant fragrant dry whiteAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Spain
An elegant, fragrant wine with delicate floral notes combined with fruity aromas of citrus and dried apricot through to a refreshing and mineral finish.
Bodega Biniagual is a family run business dedicated to producing quality wines from traditional grape varieties, on land which has cultivated vines dating back to the 13th century. Located in the heart of Binissalem, the small village of Biniagual was renowned for its wine production until the phylloxera plague destroyed most of the vines at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1999, the current owners replanted the estate with vines and they started producing wine once again in 2002. The estate covers 34 hectares, where indigenous Majorcan varieties such as Manto Negro and Prensal flourish alongside international varieties. Cutting edge technology is used in the winery to beautifully craft modern wines that truly reflect their terroir.
Higher levels of rainfall occurred than in average years, during the winter, at flowering and during the pruning stages which helped to build good water reserves. 2017 saw average temperatures throughout the growing season, with the exception of three weeks of intense, hot and humid weather during the summer. The fruit was healthy and showed good varietal typicity at harvest time.
The vineyard sits at 140 metres above sea level, with a northern orientation. The thermal winds that travel through the vines during the afternoons create a beneficial microclimate and encourage healthy canopies. The soils are rich in clay, which provide good drainage. The stones on the surface help to store the heat from the day and radiate it at night, promoting the ripening of the grapes. Following the philosophy that quality wines are made in the vineyard, the focus is vineyard management. Yields are rigorously limited through green harvesting and the vines are sustainably farmed with natural preparations used to nourish the vines.
This wine was vinified with minimum intervention. The grapes were harvested in small boxes of between 10 to 12 kilograms, carefully selected by hand, cold macerated and gently pressed at low temperatures. Vinification took place in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit. The must was fermented at a controlled temperature of 17°C, followed by ageing on the lees for four months which added texture and complexity.
An elegant and fragrant wine with delicate floral notes combined with fruity aromas of citrus and pear. Crisp and beautifully balanced on the palate with a long, refreshing finish.
Mediterranean vegetable dishes, grilled fish or white meat served with a creamy sauce.
Prensal Blanc 60%, Chardonnay 20%, Moscatel 20%
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