by salvador delclaux January 27, 2023 2 min read

LaFou Els Amelers 2021: A white wine aged in barrels from the Terra Alta Designation of Origin

Made in the LaFou Celler winery, LaFou Els Amelers 2021 is a barrel-aged white wine that pays tribute to the almond trees that grow next to the vines in the Tarragona region. The variety used is Garnacha Blanca , which is the one found at the center of the Terra Alta designation of origin.

Elaboration process

The production of this wine includes fermentation and aging for 6 months on lees in concrete eggs and in stainless steel tanks . In addition, 10% of the wine is aged in 300-liter oak barrels . The harvest is carried out manually on the Mas Gabrielet estate, where vines are planted on natural terraces located in the "fous" (gorges) formed by the ancient flow of a river, currently underground. These vines have an average age of 40 years and are between 320 and 370 meters above sea level.

LaFou Els Amelers, Aroma and Flavor

Regarding its aroma, LaFou Els Amelers 2021 stands out for its wide palette of citrus and floral notes, as well as its flavor of ripe fruit and tender almond . Its structure in the mouth makes it perfect to accompany dishes such as seafood rice, grilled octopus or zucchini omelette.

LaFou Els Amelers 2021: Alcoholic graduation and pairing

LaFou Els Amelers 2021 has an alcohol content of 13.5%. As for pairing, this white wine is perfect to accompany dishes such as grilled fish with fresh herbs, forest fruit salad with honey and mustard vinaigrette, goat cheese with honey and nuts , beef carpaccio with arugula and grated parmesan, lemon chicken with herbs and potatoes, and pasta with almond and mushroom sauce.

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