Full Review

Domènech Vidal

Domènech Vidal
2015 Cultivare, Xarello, Penedes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Domènech Vidal
2015 Cultivare, Xarello, Penedes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Light gold color. Fruity, elegant aromas of dried pineapple and apricots, white tea with meyer lemon, chamomile, orange wheels, and nectarine with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a complex, medium-long toasted croissant with vanilla creme and porcelain finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A beautifully balanced wine that offers elegant fruit, zippy acidity, and a long finish; pair with excellent cheese or Moroccan tagine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried pineapple and apricots, white tea with meyer lemon, chamomile, orange wheels, and nectarine
Taste Flavor: toasted croissant with vanilla creme and porcelain
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Manchego, Chicken Tagine, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A beautifully balanced wine that offers elegant fruit, zippy acidity, and a long finish; pair with excellent cheese or Moroccan tagine.

The Producer

Vallformosa Cava

The Producer
C La Sala 45
Vilobi del Penedes
Barcelona, 08735
Spain
34 -938978286

Their Portfolio

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Other Spanish White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
The most famous white wines in Spain besides a Rioja Blanca and Albariño are those made from grapes such as Moscatel, Verdejo, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The latter is grown in several regions and most versions are light and meant for early consumption, although there are a few oak-aged version with vanilla and baked apple flavors that can stand up to most seafood.

Examples of Verdejo - sometimes blended with Viura, the principal white variety of white Rioja, are refreshing dry whites with flavors of nectarine and white flowers that are meant to be drink young with tapas or shellfish. These wine are priced in the $10-$12 category.