Thursday, April 22, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Organic wines: Bodegas Porsellanes

In the municipality of Benissa (Alicante) are sales offices and warehouses of the SAT Juan Porsellanes, makers of wine and oil completely organic agriculture. The 300 ha. the company owns in the heart of the mountains of Alicante, in particular Travadell Valley, near towns and cities of Muro de Alcoy , Gorga, Benillup. etc, here in this valley that is surrounded by a Mediterranean flora, pine trees, olive trees and undergrowth are the farms where it is grown, organically, the vines and olive trees on this farm.

The vines are planted with a substrate of organic fertilizer and animal and plant varieties like grenache, tempranillo, the syrah, the great merlot, cabernet sauvignon and  as the white varioedades, the Malvasia, Muscat,
chardonnay .... The company also produces a liqueur wine muscat  that farm this variety in the municipality of Teulada, particularly in vineyards that are located within 500 meters from  Moraira beach, in the Mediterranean.
Practiced organic farming includes various quality controls to not add any kind of chemical in the crop or in the process of winemaking and oils, these products being recognized at European level with the seals that ensure the highest levels of control . The winery is hosting the DO of Alicante.

Regarding the red wines bottled noted that three brands that are commercially Mas de CaritaEntrepins
and Agulló, a white wine and wine La Merina and a liqueur muscat La Sort, winner of last exhibition BioFach in Germany as the best organic wine Muscat. 

Red wines produced have a distinctly Mediterranean, with the common note in all seamless integration of the varieties with the Alicante mountains.

Thus we find Mas de Caraita 2007, a half aged wine, with three months in American oak, with a 'blend' of grenache, syrah and tempranillo, has a cherry red color with shades of brown in their trim, tears dense and greedy, the nose alcohol noticeable aromas integrated with typical Mediterranean maquis (thyme, rosemary, etc.) and reminiscent of poppies, the acidity in the mouth just in the first attack, pleasant on the palate with hints of freshly torn roots, wet limestone and fruity aftertaste the forest.

Entrepins 2007 with 12 months in American oak barrels, we found a spectacular 'blend' of Merlot (82%) and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, has a cherry red color with violet tones in their trim, alcoholic nose is reminiscent of fresh baked dough , cedar wood and caramel aromas, tannins on the palate, hints of Mediterranean pine resin, very easy to drink, toasted aromas, earthy nutty moist forest.

Agulló 2007, a 'blend' of Tempranillo (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon, with a cherry red with orange tones on the rim, has a more floral nose, reminding the mountain flowers mixed with orange blossoms in the mouth is strong wine of serious demeanor with a sense astringent and somewhat bitter, reminiscent of last drink mosses, roots, liquorice and notes some vegetables.

For dessert we made a liquor wine Moscatel La Sort, Roman Muscat grapes overripe on the ground, which paints a very bright golden color with aromas of honey, dried fruits (apricots, prunes, dates, ...) In the mouth, just sweetness, not being cloying, with hints of orange, pine resin and unnoticed just alcohol in your finish.

We find that these wines, whose distribution is still mainly in European markets, integrated perfectly the traditional Mediterranean and into the mountains of Alicante and its coastline, in turn are perfect for food pairing in the area, such as rice, the blue fish, grilled vegetables and meat dishes with red and white. 

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