Forcada, DO Penedès
Light, bright yellow. Aromas of pear skin, white peach and chamomile, along with a touch of stoniness. Supple and broad on entry, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors that tighten up through the midpalate. Closes long and chewy, with a subtly sweet, honeyed note and building florality.
The Wine Advocate
The 2016 Forcada is a new white from Penedès, produced with a recovered grape variety that names the wine. The wine has 12.5% alcohol and a pH of 2.98 with 8.5 grams of tartaric acid—really cold-climate parameters, quite unusual in a zone like this. The full clusters were pressed and the juice fermented at low temperature in stainless steel and kept with the lees until bottling. They like the evolution in bottle, so they tend to bottle it earlier and give it some time in bottle before it's released...