|Omschrijving: || 100% Garnacha Blanca.|
88 Parker punten.
4 maanden gerijpt op Frans eiken.
Volle, ronde wijn. Rijp wit fruit met een vleugje tropische aroma.
The Wine Advocate:
Bottled a week before I tasted it, the 2011 FA 104 is sourced from 72-year-old Garnacha Blanca vines planted on steep slopes at 360 metres altitude. The wine is fermented in French oak and aged in new Allier oak barrels for four months, which is still quite evident on the nose. The palate has a soft entry with notes of grapefruit and tangerine, a hint of sour lemon developing in the glass. This is quite sharp at the moment, with very crisp acidity (pH around 3.3), leading to a sharp finish with bitter lemon and lime cordial. It will need a year in bottle to settle down. Drink 2013-2017.
Mas Igneus was founded in 1996, a joint venture between Josep Maria Albet, Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets and the Poboleda Cooperative (which left in 2004). The winery is located at their Costers de l’Ermita estate close to Gratallops, and there is a strong organic/biodynamic philosophy throughout all their wines. Mas Igneus’s wines are highly regarded; however, whether it was because of the vintages I tasted or because some had only recently been bottled, I found them falling slightly below my expectations. In particular, I felt that a propos some of the top wines, the oak was not quite in synch with the fruit.
Neal Martin, April 2012.