Torres Habitat Organic Grenache Xarel-lo 2013

Torres Habitat Organic Grenache Xarel-lo 2013

A delightful organic white from the environmentally focused Torres family. This wine is fresh, zesty and full of fruit. Notes of citrus with undertones of stone fruit and green apple. A long, fresh finish with well structured acidity.  
Spain
Catalunya
Catalunya
Torres
Grenache-Xarel-lo
13%
Cork
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Catalunya region of Spain

Catalonia - its English name - is a very important area of Spanish wine production to the west of Barcelona in the north east of the country.

Catalonia has a number of well-known Spanish wine names under its jurisdiction. The best known is Cava, which is largely produced in Catalonia’s largest sub-region of Penedès. International varieties are more common place in Penedès than anywhere else in Spain, especially the likes of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which is increasingly going into Cava wines. Conca de Barberá and Tarragona are two more regions well known for their contribution to Cava production from the native varieties.

Catalonia’s quality red wine region is centered in the region of Priorat, an area which has seen something of a renaissance in the last couple of decades and the area of vineyards has increased hugely as a result.

Priorat is special because of its unique soil, llicorella, which gives the wines a strong flinty character. Cariñena (Carignan) is the grape of choice to craft these (sometimes expensive) red wines, although there is some Garnacha on older vines here too.

Surrounding the region of Priorat is Montsant, a region that’s increasingly making fine red wines from a number of different grape varieties.

Grenache-Xarel-lo



Salads & Vegetables
This wine would suit Caesar, chicken, egg, fish or seafood salad. Would also work well with root vegetables such as carrots, onions and parsnips.
Fish & Seafood
Seafood and firm white fish such as plaice, skate and sole are good matches for this wine. You could also pair this wine with a clam chowder, kedgeree and smoked fish.
Pasta & Other Sauces
This wine works well with fish based sauces or ones that are light and creamy such as hollandaise. You could also go for a nice parsley sauce or pesto base.
Meats
Whether it's grilled, barbecued, baked or casseroled this wine works with white meats such as chicken, turkey and pork but it also suits duck and veal. 
Herbs & Spices
Works with big flavours such as coriander, fennel, garlic and ginger but will also work with basil, parsley or tarragon.
Spicy Foods
A great wine to enjoy with Thai, Chinese and light Indian dishes such as a Korma.
Cheeses
Matches well to Brie and Camembert but is very well suited to mozzarella and some mature Cheddars. 
 
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