Mendall - 2018 Blanc Abeurador Amfora
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Abeurador has more personality than you. A dry and structural white spinning a web of spice, citrus, herbs, juicy ripe fruits and some elusive savouriness, whipped together with precise acidity. It’s 100% Macabeo, grown on calcareous-clay soils, pressed after a day of maceration, wild fermentated for 15 days in amphorae without temperature control, then matured for 6 months in stainless. You want this wine, and this wine wants you.
Based in the hot, dusty little town of El Pinell de Brai, the legendary Laureano Serres is a hugely influential pioneer of natural wines in Spain. He farms 6ha organically (working with organic fruit since the very beginning; 1999), and hasn’t touched sulphur since 2002. In his small cellar, wnes are made naturally in all manner of vessels. Fruity fact: Laureano is a co-founder of the iconic ‘Brutal Wine Corporation’ (thanks to the mis-translation of ‘brutal’ from Catalunyan to French).
Varietal Macabeo || Region Catalonia, Spain || ABV 13% || Vol 750ml