Ferre i Catasus, Somiatruites, DO Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2015
This wine: a blend of chenin blanc, muscat, with minor contributions from sauvignon blanc, xarel.lo, chardonnay; natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, source unknown, ~€7 (05/17)
Consumer tasting note: entry-level quaffable white, apples and citrus, with just a touch of stone fruit; medium bodied, white peach and grapefruit. A short-medium length. No need to decant.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears.
Nose: clean, medium intensity, youthful, with aromas as they come, of stewed apple, lemon sherbet, ripe grapefruit, a vaguely confected whiff, nuance of white peach.
Palate: dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol, medium body, a very slight grip on a smooth texture, medium intensity, with flavours of white peach, ripe grapefruit, almond oil, with a nuance of anise on the end. A medium (-) length with a ripe grapefruit edged with white stone fruit finish.
Quality: acceptable, balanced acidity with alcohol, suits the whole, modest throughout, nose a little stronger than mid-palate, with weaker concentration, showing simple complexity, with a less than modest length.
Drinking readiness/ageing potential: drink now, unsuited to ageing – too low-key all round.