Recommendation: Quality wine at a bargain price
Winery/Producer: Rene Barbier; Barcelona, Spain
Grape Variety: Blend: 40% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 30% Parellada
Geographic Origin: Catalunya
Vintage: Not on label
Purchased From: Total wine; Northridge, California
Paired With: Sweet potato chili with chicken (flavorfull but not hot), cabbage salad with lemon dressing and garlic bread
He said: Almost as clear as water. Nice green apple bouquet. Fruity taste (although it’s not sweet) with a medium dry, tart finish. This is VERY drinkable neutral tasting wine, it’s smooth and not sweet or harsh. At the low $3.60 it’s clearly a “Quality wine at a bargain price”.
She said: Medium green apple aroma and favor, crisp and dry. Medium body, lightly acidic and very slightly sweet. Medium tasty finish with green apple still present. Nothing outstanding about the wine but pleasant and a GREAT buy $3.60. As good with a spicy meal as with light appetizers.
Comments: We have had this wine many times before and we alwas drink it cold and with spicy dinners and it’s always good. Note: There isn’t a vintage listed on the label so you can’t be sure what you buy is the same as described here; however we have been drinking this Mediterranean White for a couple of years and have not found any difference in the quality.