El Mago Garnacha Blanca 2022

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Franck Massard is hands-down one of Spain’s most respected independent winemakers.

Originally from the Loire Valley and now based in Priorat, his wines combine French sophistication with Spanish power.

Priorat isn’t cheap, so a few years back Franck ventured further southwest to Terra Alta on the hunt for great value and quality.

He found a small family winery here who were ahead of their time - they were the first growers in the region to pioneer organic farming.

Terra Alta is perfectly suited to organics. It has two winds - El Cierzo which is hot and dry and blows from inland, and the Garbinada, which is cool and fresh and blows in from the sea.

These winds keep the grapes in the vineyards healthy, dry and fresh.

Franck picks the grapes slightly earlier than most locals - this preserves even more freshness in the wine - and ferments in a mixture of stainless steel and concrete tanks.

He then ages the wine for seven months in old French oak barrels, which gives the wine lovely  texture. 

This is everything I love in a white wine - textured, easy-drinking and lip-smackingly fresh.

Wine type White
Grape(s) 100% Garnacha White
Country Spain
Region of origin Cataluña
Appellation DO Terra Alta
Vintage 2022
Alcohol % 13.5
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 7
Type of Oak 1000 litres on Used Barrel, 3 year old. Rest on stainless steel
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) Sulphites
Average age of vines 20
Average altitude of vines (m) 550
Soil type(s) Sandy, clay
Closure Type natural cork
Is this wine organic? yes
Biodynamic? no
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? No
Ageing potential (years) 5-8 years
Ideal drinking window 2023-2026

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Rose Keeley (Dublin)
One of my favourites

Love this simple clean white with subtle flavours

Thank you Rose!

John Britton (Dublin)
Oodles of smooth flavour

A very satisfying wine: good on the nose (white fruits - maybe a little melon) - and then tastes ‘like summer’. No higher compliment from my partner

Carmel Lehane (Dublin)
Really liked this. Plenty of body and fruit. Lots of flavour.

Friday evening at home with a seafood paella. Worked a treat.

Great stuff glad you enjoyed Carmel! Cheers Eamon

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