Blanc de Pacs, Parés Baltà, Organic, Penedes DO, Spain, 2014, 11.5% abv, C$21++

IMG_6911 I often go to Everything Wine because of their always impressive selection of easy-on-the-pocket-book, unusual varietal Spanish wines.  My most recent trip didn’t disappoint.

The Parés Baltà bodega produces wines from 100% guaranteed organic grapes grown on its Demeter certified biodynamic vineyards.

They’ve been making wine since the 1790s and this is one of their entry level white blends made of the 3 varietals combined in Cava – Parellada, Xarel-lo and Macabeo – but in a still wine (no bubbles).

Pale gold in colour, it has aromas of rocks, grapefruit, lemon and yellow apple.

On the palate, it’s dry with juicy acidity and flavours of lemon zest and pomelo with apples, some minerality, and a touch of rubber from the Xarel-lo.

The only complaint may be a slightly watery mid-palate, but this is a lovely little wine.  Balanced with tender alcohol at only 11.5%, you can and should drink this one all summer day long.  It punches way above its weight in terms of price too.  The verdict?  There’s no way to lose – WSET Good plusbueno!

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