Can Ràfols dels Caus, Gran Caus Blanc 2001


A few days ago we were talking to you in this same space of the Can Ràfols dels Caus winery, in the Penedès.

Despite the fact that on that occasion we tasted a young white wine, without a barrel, from a recent vintage (Gran Caus Blanc 2005), we told them how their white wines tend to age well.

So, today, and to convince you of this, we will taste this same wine but with some years already behind it: Gran Caus Blanc 2001. From 2001, a magnificent vintage, fresh in general but dry and with a good maturation in summer.

Can Ràfols dels Caus is located in Avinyonet del Penedès, in the heart of Garraf. The main characteristic of the area is its subsoil formed by dolomitic rock that is completely pierced by the action of water. Hence the name of the house and the winery, "Els Caus": burrows, holes, hiding places.

But let's go to our Gran Caus Blanc 2001, a good example that for the longevity of white wine, aging in barrels is not necessary. This Great Caus does not have. Single bottle. In addition, it is made with a good percentage of the autochthonous variety Xarel lo, with the rest of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.

A wine that is drunk very well right now. With a golden color although not very intense, little evolved. On the nose aromas at the beginning marked by the reduction of its aging in the bottle. With the air, floral notes that emerge towards white flowers, orange blossom, light notes of jasmine. For a few moments, well-evolved yellow stone fruit appears, with notes of lemon peel and marseille soap. Complex and subtle. Good acidity on the palate, medium-bodied, tasty, with that measured unctuousness of good white wines and a long finish, again with notes of orange blossom and a light touch of caramelized sugar. Awesome.

Six years in the bottle have made this wine one of the best Spanish aging whites.

Can Ràfols dels Caus, Gran Caus Blanc 2001

Denomination: DO Penedès / Avinyonet del Penedès / Garraf Varieties: 50% Garnacha, 50% Syrah Graduation: 13% Alc. Price: 9-10 euros Score: 9

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