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Primary Notes: Herbasceous Peach Floral Chalk
Acidity: Medium +
Origin & Awards
Origin: Alicante, Spain
Maker: Bodegas Volver
Grape: Muscat (Moscato) Blend
Fermentation: Steel Only
Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed at 8 - 10 degrees
Asian Food Pairing: sushi, grilled fish
Western Food Pairing: Grilled seafood, uncured cheese
Bodegas Volver Tarima Blanco 2019Bodegas Volver Tarima Blanco is a unique white wine produced from three of Spain’s most important indigenous white grapes - Merseguera, Macabeo and Moscatel. It has a brilliant straw colour. It eludes the scent of white flowers, fresh fruit and aromatic herbs. In the mouth it is tasty, balanced with excellent acidity.
The vineyards of Tarima are located between Sierra de Salinas, Sierra de Umbria and Sierra de La Sima at an altitude of 600 to 750 m above sea level. The grapes of this wine come from a total of 20 hectares planted between 1960 and 1970. All of them grown in the low system under natural conditions. The soil is lime and poor in organic matter and gives low production. The soil is dry and shallow, and is primarily composed of limestone, which is the mother rock. The soil is intermixed with large chunks of pure chalk. The largest marble quarry in Europe is located near the vineyards, testament to the chalky quality of the soils.
The climate is continental, with some Mediterranean influence. A very unique microclimate that is the result of the convergence of the three mountain ranges, combined with the high altitudes, that are unique to this sub-region of Alicante.
Indigenous varieties are hand-picked at the beginning of September, they are then sorted and destemmed. At this time the grapes are mature and give very clean musts. The grapes are then fermented at a low temperature (16 degrees) in stainless steel to maintain the fruit of the grape. This creates a very aromatic, pleasant wine.
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