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Castell d’Age Fragments

I had quite a lot of contact with Castell d’Age when they started their way towards the top some years ago. I also used a picture from one of their vineyards as header for this blog for a while.

3rd generation Olivia Junyent now leads the cava and wine company in the village of La Beguda Baixa. 6 different vineyards below the Montserrat mountain range allow the varieties to be planted where it’s most suitable for a good ripening. All vines are tended in a biodynamic way.

This wine is based on 70% sauvignon blanc and the rest xarel.lo, from slate and chalky soil. It is spontaneously fermented, aged on fine lees for 6 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered with low sulphur.

Fragments 2017 (Castell d’Age)

Light golden colour. Ripe fruit aromas, mature apples, a touch of citrus (lime) and ginger. It still has a freshness in the mouth, quite full and with good length. Lovely now, and I don’t think it will improve.

Price: Low

Food: Fish, shellfish, salads, Spanish ham, tapas…

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