Flaco Blanco is the newest addition to the incredible values offered in the Flaco line. The guidelines for fruit selection are simple –CVA uses their extensive relationships in the Spanish winegrowing community to maximize price to quality, delivering the very best wine for the money. Always 100% estate grown, the aim is to offer a fresh, clean wine with both complexity and versatility in an approachable, value-oriented style. Flaco Blanco is also always 100% unoaked to give a clean, easy-to-drink profile.
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE? CVA uses its extensive contacts in the Iberian wine community to source high quality fruit that is the best in any given vintage. This ensures the ability to deliver a consistent, fresh product from year to year.
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GRAPE: 100% Viura
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Flaco Blanco is an excellent aperitif style white on its own, but will pair very well with light seafood dishes, nuts and mild cheeses.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING: After picking during the cool morning hours, the grapes are transported to the winery, where they are de-stemmed and crushed. The skins mix with the unfermented juice for three days. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. The slow fermentation process (30 days at 12C or 54F) allows Flaco Blanco to retain a high degree of richness and flavor. After fermentation, the wine ages in stainless steel tank for 2 months on the lees. To retain freshness, the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation. After a light filtration, the wine is bottled.
PRODUCTION: 2,000 cases
TASTING NOTES: Pale straw. Lemon pith, green apple and orchard fruit are framed by a touch of floral tone and mineral notes on the nose. On the palate, bright but weighty, with good persistence to the juicy apple and pear fruit. Finishes dry and clean.
All photos: Friederike Paetzold