Blanc Sens Papers - Bodega Clandestina

Isabelle's thoughts on Blanc Sans Papers:

Ferran is exacting, a perfectionist producer. Each of his wines is carefully considered and precise in its execution. The Penedes, where Clandestina is located, is famed as the home of cava but rather than follow suit, Ferran chose to focus on showcasing what pure Xarel-lo (known for its fresh acidity) and other indigenous Catalan grapes are capable of producing. The link result is honeyed, sun-kissed and surprisingly saline, with notes of wild Mediterranean herbs like fennel and saffron, and since some of the grapes are skin-macerated, expect a grippy texture, brine but also Mediterranean weight and ripeness of fruit (loquats).

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