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Partida Creus Vinel-lo-Blanco 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A disappointing wine.

Producer/Winery: Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerona; Partida Creus; Bonastre (Baix Penedés), Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend – Garnatxa Blanca, Macabeu, Moscatell, Pansé, Parrellada, Vinyater and Xarel-lo

Geographic Appellation: Catalonia, Spain.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $21.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: Domaine LA; Los Angeles, California (the sales rep’s “best value wine in the store” selection.

Paired With: Garden salad with Greek style dressing and homemade bread.


    Chilled before opening. Quite cloudy, wheat straw color (with sink-to-the-bottom soft brown lumps in the last two pours). Strong damp vegetative aroma (like alfalfa that was baled to green). Somewhat austere, medium body and 80-grit texture. Tart, tart, tart apple and melon taste. Bone dry with gobs of racy acidity all the way through the long slightly fruity finish. With both the terrible percipient and the extremely tart (almost sour) taste we both said this was very disappointing. It didn’t appear corked and we didn’t pour it down the sink, but to put it honestly we were both glad when the bottle was empty!!! A disappointing wine.

Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerona
Photo from Partida Creus.

Comments: Learn more about Partida Creus and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 10.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Fruit of the Vines; Long Island City, New York.