Jordi Miro Ennak Garnacha Blanca (750ml)
CheesePoultryWarm Vegetable Dishes
Jordi Miro’s passion for wine started at an early age. As a child, he worked in his family’s vineyards alongside his father, Miguel Miro where he learned vineyard work. After having worked for other wineries, in 1999 Jordi planted is own 5 hectares of vineyards within the Terres de l’Ebre Biosphere Reserve in the region of Catalonia, province of Tarragona. Here, the soils are calcareous and poor in organic matter and the vineyard is organically farmed with no irrigation and no chemicals used. The only fertilizer is an occasional spreading of composted vine cuttings and grass from the vineyard. Jordi’s wines combine traditional methods with a modern touch. He employs spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, and wines are minimally fined and filtered.
This wine is from the Terra Alta D.O. (denominación de origen). As its name implies, it is the highest winemaking region in Catalonia. It’s also the the furthest inland winemaking appellation where schist and llicorella (black slate and quartz soil) give way to chalk-based soils.
Aromas of tree fruit, citrus, peach and apple blossoms. The palate is rich and juicy with those same green fruit and citrus notes coming through as well as honeysuckle and almonds on the finish. Fresh and fruit driven character with some lees complexity.
Organically grown, dry farmed and hand harvested grapes from the Terra Alta appellation in Tarragona, Catalonia. 90% white Grenacha Blanca and 10% Macabeo. The white Grenache grapes are destemmed, put into stainless steel tanks and macerate on the skins in for 24 hours at 10ºC. Cool fermentation with lees stirring for three days. The Macabeo grapes are destemmed and pressed and cool fermented in stainless steel. The two wines are blended.
The wine’s medium weight and slightly creamy texture makes it the perfect partner for rich seafood, spatch-cock barbecue chicken with asian spices and grilled seasonal veggies with fresh herbs.