"The 2014 Manda Huevos Blanco Carramainas is a single-plot white produced with Macabeo and some 8% Garnacha Blanca grapes from a vineyard at 800 meters altitude on sandy soils in the village of Villarroya de la Sierra. It was whole-bunch pressed to achieve purity and freshness. Fermentation then takes place in open barrels and stainless-steel tanks and ages in 900-liter egg-shaped containers with lees for some 11 months with bâttonage before bottling with minimal filtration. Even if the vines are within the limits of Calatayud the wine is sold without appellation of origin because the wine was fermented and aged in a cellar in the village of Ainzón, which is outside the appellation. It's inspired by a Chablis, giving a different twist to this old Macabeo which yields small grapes in loose bunches. It is linear with high acidity and austere, looking for a wine that can age without being aged in oak. It has a complex nose with notes of white pepper and bay leaf, and something yeasty. The palate is very austere, with marked minerality, very tasty. 3,300 bottles were filled in October 2015. This is the first vintage for this wine, which doe not carry the vintage, but the back label says 1a Edición Carramainas. Future vintages should get external certification and carry the vintage clearly on the labels. This should age nicely in bottle. Læs mere (kræver login)"
Antal Point: 93 p