Fatum white is composed of 50% Airen, an autochthonous variety of La Mancha blended with 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Macabeo. These vines are farmed in a traditional/sustainable manner with practically no chemical input. The wine is elaborated using the best grapes, carefully chosen for balance and acidity. Cold maceration as whole grapes lasted for 12 hours to extract aromas, followed by pressing and fermentation which took place at 16°C in stainless steel tanks.
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The 2015 Fatum Blanco is an interesting blend, as half the cuvée is produced from fifty year-old Airen vines, with the rest of the blend composed of thirty-five percent Macabeo and fifteen percent Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, with four months spent on the fine lees prior to racking and bottling. The wine offers up a lovely nose of green fruit, wild fennel, salty soil tones, gently musky floral tones and just a hint of green olive in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and zesty, with a superb core, lovely soil signature, bright acids and excellent focus and balance on the long and vibrant finish. An excellent value! 2017-2022. Issue 68, March-April 2017
(fermented and aged for four months in stainless steel tanks) Pale gold. Aromas and flavors of ripe pear, pineapple and honey, along with a gingery background note. A spine of juicy acidity adds lift and focus and drives the lively, nicely persistent finish, which leaves behind a note of bitter pear skin.
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