Mendall Terme de Guiu la Plana (M)
Laureano Serres is a legend of the Catalan wine scene. A pioneer who has been influential in inspiring others in the area to return to their winemaking roots, Laureano was also there the night the Brutal Wine Corporation was founded and is an organiser of one of Europe’s most talked about wine fairs, H20 Vegetal. No added sulphur, and organic grapes are used.
Macabeo from younger vines planted over pure limestone some 570 metres above sea level on the highest plain of Terra Alta. This spent a week on skins, before six months in vat. Lively aromas of orange, minerals and smoke jump out of the glass, while on the palate a little flesh, grip and a clean, salty finish bring energy and refreshment.