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Characteristics of Albet i Noya El Fanio
El Fanio is a white wine from the D.O Penedès produced by Albet i Noya.
The winery from the Penedes, more exaxtly Can Vendrell (Tarragona), is known for being one of the first wineries to produce organic wine.
El Fanio is 100% produced from Xarel·lo. The grape originates from vines located in Turó de la Gúardia, one of the most unique places in the Serra del Ordal.
The soils are characterised by for being poor in organic matter, its permeability and for being sandy-loam.
For production of El Fanio, the must is fermented for 18 days at a controlled temperature of 14ºC in oval shaped cement deposits and in acacia wood barrels, the same place where the ageing process is carried out for 6 months.
During the fermentation, the cement containers keeps the lees permanently suspended, this avoids the need for regular bâtonnages during the ageing phase, furthermore, there is an excellent micro-oxygenation which aids to diminish the flavour of the wood.
Serve at 9ºC
Grilled vegetables, Cold meat, Light starters, Creamed soups, Baked white fish, Aperitif, Grilled seafood, Fish rices, Pasta with fish sauce, White fish in sauce
SightGolden yellow, very expressive and shiny.NoseFruity aromas combined with light floral notes. Vegetal base with some mineral undertones.TasteFresh and light. The mid-palate is unctuous with sensations of ripe white fruit. Good acidity. Balanced. Persistent finish.
SightYellow and bright, with spark.NoseAromas of ripe fruit and wilted flowers. Mineral notes and expressive features.TasteBalanced with good acidity and particularly long taste.
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SightPale straw yellow colour. Very bright wine.NoseRipe notes of white fruit are felt along with citrus and some tropical aromas interspersed with subtle smoky and highly present mineral notes.
Clean and very fresh wine, with a marked varietal character.TasteThis white wine from Penedes is broad, intense and tasty and has a long mid palate, with notes of fruit and minerals well ingetrated with a good acidity that provides it with freshness. It has an unctuous palate and a good finish, which leaves an aftertaste of citrus, mineral and slightly smoky notes.
A very nice and inviting wine.
SightPale straw yellow. Very bright and clean.NoseFrank and fresh aromas, very representative of the variety. Besides the load of ripe fruit and sweet, its well integrated mineralization stands out.TasteBroad, intense and light at the same time. At the beginning, a very fine carbonic is noticed that vanishes almost in a minute. Balanced acidity. It keeps the fruity, mineral aromas and a hint of honey. Tasty and sweet, with a good finish that invites to take some more.
Today, the D.O Penedès is experimenting with viticulture and winemaking like no other region in Spain, home to a vast range of different grape varieties. The region is home to traditional white and red varieties, foreign ones, noble ones, permitted grapes, experimental grapes, and those that demostrate intrinsic qualities. As well as the grapes, the production techniques used are also worth noting, the location of the vineyards, the yields per hectare, the wines produced using traditional, original or even exclusive blends, the different ageing times, as well as the complexity of the different barrels used! But the reality is, given the vast diversity, it can be difficult to pinpoint what really defines a wine from Penedès, since there are so many types of wines and wineries in the region. However, the common denominator of all the wines from Penedès continues to be balance and quality.
Whilst the origins of viticulture at Can Vendrell go back to the middle ages, it was not until 1903 that the Albet family established itself at the estate. Joan Albet i Rovirosa came to Can Vendrell to oversee the replanting of the estate after the Phylloxera plague. This process involved planting American rootstock and grafting the desired variety onto that rootstock.