El Garbi, Terra Alta
El Garbi, the Arab wind that blows through our vineyards, plays a vital role in ventilating the canopy and brings warmth to the high altitude sites of Terra Alta in Catalonia. White Grenache, grown on the wind-hit hills, is picked whilst it still retains some acid, yet it has also been allowed to develop apricot and white stone fruit notes. The wine is barrel fermented in 100% new Boutes Barrels from Bordeaux. Tight, elegant and restrained fruit sits on heavy lees with infrequent stirring to allow the reductive elements in the solids to influence the textural and aromatic elements of the wine. El Garbi’s high quality fruit and investment in quality oak pushes the quality of the region and has established itself as one of the appellations best wines with the ability to age gracefully in bottle. El Garbi responds well to decanting before serving.