Fragrant & Aromatic
The Puiggros family has been producing wines from their own vineyards in Odena since 1843 for friends and family, however their wines have only been available commercially since 2008. Working exclusively with Garnatxas, the family came to realize that their traditional techniques and special terroir were something worth sharing with the rest of the world.
Impressionant is a small production skin-fermented Garnatxa Blanca from a gorgeous vineyard full of limestone and clay, at 500 meters above sea level. After a hand-harvest, the grapes were fermented naturally with skins in 800-litre clay amphora for about five and a half months before a very light pressing and no filtration or fining before bottling. No sulfites were used during the whole process, and results in a rustic orange wine that is a pure expression of the incredible local white Garnacha.
This wine is very special because it embraces a more oxidative style, reminiscent of Vin Jaune from Jura. This is incredibly unique and is contrary to the reductive style seen in most skin contact wines. It’s truly stunning and gastronomic on both the nose and palate.
Impressionant has a gorgeous amber orange colour. On the nose, it has beautiful notes of plum, fig and citrus peel; clementine and grapefruit, intermingled with medicinal herbs, nuts and spices; almond blossom, eucalyptus, thyme and clove. On the palate, it is well structured and medium-bodied. It is nicely balanced, beautifully tannic, with a long lasting finish of dried fruits and nuts.
It's a perfect pairing for cheese and charcuterie and maybe some finer, elegant vegetable dishes.