Bodegas Edetaria Edetana Blanco 2019
Garnatxa blanca is one of the flagships of DO Terra Alta, where this grape reaches a high expression of minerality. This wine is made with 70% white Grenache from 40 years-old vines in "tapàs" and "panal" terroirs, and 30% Viognier. Via Edetana blanc is a highly aromatic wine, balanced by a bright acidity. It is creamy with an extremely fresh and mineral finish that grants elegance to the wine.
Vintages2017 2012 2011 2010
Edetària produces authentic wines with indigenous grapes, searching the purest soil expression, and restoring old vines value thanks to organic winemaking South of Barcelona in Gandesa DO Terra Alta.
Joan Àngel Lliberia, Edetària’s heart and soul, started Edetària’s adventure after studying Agricultural Engineering studies in Lleida and taking a Master of Science in Wine Management at OIV (Office International de la Vigne et du vin); his first wine management professional steps took place in several wine companies in France; then he moved back to Catalunya, where he continued his career in the wine sector and later on multinational corporations.
It was his childhood lived amongst a universe of vineyards, grapes, cellars and his passion for wine what called him back to his origins to set up Edetària. A dream come true, a homage to his grandfather Llorens -oenologist- and his parents Pepita and Angel -viticulturers-, making true terroir wines out of his family vineyards in a genuine style.
Wine belongs to a land and its main aim is displaying the expression of soil, climate and a way of being. Thus Edetària is fully committed to respect nature and sustainable practices in search of Terra Alta genuineness.
Wine is also a reflection of the mind thinking it, the person designing it and the hands that shape it. Edetària makes wines with its own personality, out of deep terroir knowledge and strict winemaking, but also allowing room to inspiration, and experiment freely for the sake of creativeness.
With hundreds of white grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended white wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used in white wine blends, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a soft and full-bodied white wine blend, like Chardonnay, would do well combined with one that is more fragrant and naturally high in acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.
The highest wine growing zone in Spanish Cataluña, Terra Alta is south of Priorat and Montsant. Here growers are following the trends of Priorat, recovering Garnacha blanca vines for white wines and focusing on quality red blends.