What the Critics say
The white from Clos Mogador, the 2016 Nelin has concentration and a juicy palate with a flinty/reductive twist that makes it somewhat funky/austere. It matured for one year in oak foudre and six months in stainless steel before bottling. This is a blend of six grape varieties (but with a base of Garnacha Blanca), and the wine has great complexity and nuance. It fermented very slowly and for a long time, and like the other 2016s, it has notable acidity that compensates the alcohol, making it unnoticeable. This wine has changed over time, and now it shows no oak whatsoever. 8,500 bottles produced.
A delicious blend of Grenache Blanc & Macabeo grown on terraced mountain slopes at an altitude of 350-500ms. Nelin is an ongoing experiment with skin contact, indigenous yeast & fermentations longer than 6 months. The aging period of more than 15 months uses all kinds of materials, starting the first phase with woods, then followed by cement vats, clay pots and even some stainless steel in the end.
|Grape Variety||Grenache Blanc & Macabeo|