Tasted Saturday, 10 September 2011.
Made from Malvasia. Neutral, white stone fruits and peaches mainly. Palate is wide, only middling acidity, this is about width on the palate, then showing some citrus and pith too. Clean and fresh with some weight. Counters the intense fruity acidity vinegar in the salmon and pickles starter; unfortunately became a bit boring when it warmed up slightly.
2008 Santes Portal de Montsant
Some floral and white stone fruits, again rather neutral, after a while it showed lemon and citrus. Nice amount of fruit, bracing acidity, lemony freshness, touch of width, really rather racy. Lip smacking, leaving you wanting more. Compliments the fruity, acidic dressing of the cod.