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Joan Soler,Pura Vida

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Vintage: 2016
Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay 60% Macabeu 40% Colour: White Wine
Alcohol Level: 13%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock

€23.50

Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
Pura Vida is produced in the DO Costers del Segre on clayish soil under a continental climate. The Chardonnay grapes are picked earlier than the Macabeu grapes but both are vinified in the same manner aiming towards complexity, broadness and expression of the grapes from the specific terroir. Prior to pressing the grapes are kept overnight in chilled condition (4ºC) to avoid oxidation and in order to get the maximum aromatic extraction from the skin. The Chardonnay and the Macabeu ferment separately on their lees adding volume and expression to the wine. The two varietals are the blended together and aged on their lees for 8 months. During this time younger wines from the cellar are added, giving an even greater sensation of weight and volume to Pura Vida. For the last three months of the ageing process, 20% of the wine is aged in lightly toasted French oak barrels. It gives a light structure to the wine, granting it with protection against reduction an oxidation when bottled. The vibrant acidity keeps the freshness and tension of the fruit in the wine giving it a Pure Life (Pura Vida).

Very inviting nose displaying white fruits aromas including apple followed by citric notes (lemon and grapefruit) and even touches of lavender. The palate is superbly balanced with a grassy structure and good weight. It is fresh, lively with a dominance of white and citric fruits and a long smooth finish with reminiscences of Mediterranean herbs.

The Domaine
Joan Soler is an agriculturist and a very accomplished winemaker. His disciples describe him as ‘an artist who creates with the precision of a chemist’ and as ‘a scientist who speaks like a poet’. For many years Soler was the winemaker at the Abadal and La Fou wineries in the Pla de Bages region of Northern Spain, near Manresa and the mythical mountain of Montserrat. From there he moved on and started to produce his own wines. An activist and idealist, Joan Soler searches to express the terroir in his wines. He farms his vineyards in a biodynamic manner and insists on ensuring the health of the soil and the vines. He now resents to produce ‘commercial‘ wines. His passion for winemaking abounds and tasting his wines, one can feel Joan’s dedication and personality. In his philosophy, the soil and the terroir are the essential components in the making of a wine. Joan has a wide knowledge about grape varieties and their acclimatisation to the different zones an climates allowing the elaboration of wines of outstanding complexity and intensity fused within an elegant frame and extreme purity.

Food Pairing
Hearty fish dishes, rice dishes, white meat

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