Info about the wine
100 percent Xarel-Lo from 74-year-old vines, grown on sand, lime and clay.
Info about the expansion
Spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts for eight months in 300 litre barriques from Burgundy, 50 percent new and 50 percent used.
Sparkling lemon yellow
What a grandiose nose. The old Xarel-lo vines are at their best right now. Carried by a ripe yellow fruit with lots of herbal spice. Besides apricots and honeydew melon, white currants can also be found. Dried stone fruit is discreetly in the background. Dried herbs like marjoram and thyme as well as white pepper leave clear traces. Apricot tart, almond brittle and a little yeast plait deliver a great finish on the nose.
On the palate, the 2019 Nun is sublime and generous. A monument of wine that literally bites on the palate for minutes. The interplay of stony, cool minerality with fine acidity is magnificent. Sparse and yet juicy at the same time. Expansive from sip to sip, but always carried by an insane elegance and length. The nuances of yeast alternate with the crystal-clear chalky minerality. A very fine tannin adds another dimension on the palate. In the finish, the yellow aromas come to the fore again with a light smoky touch. This has real potential to be a great wine. Enric Soler could become a very rare and sought-after commodity with a wine like Nun, even in a global context. The signs are very good.
Food recommendations from Marian Henß
- Trout tartare with brown butter and pistachios
- Crispy corn chicken, grilled corn, creamy chunky beetroot.
- Marinated squid with cuttlefish pasta
Enric Soler, Barri Sabanell 11, 08736 Font-Rubi / Spain