"Classic Priorato aromatics of raspberry, cherry, schisty mineral and smoke are welcoming. Elegant and firm in the mouth, with drying tannins and staunch red fruit flavors of cherry and tomato blended with wild herbs and reeds. Earthy and dry on the finish, and not overpowering or overripe."
The 2008 Blanc de Montsalvat is 60% Macabeo and 40% Trepat aged in new French oak barriques for 5 months. Light gold colored, it offers up a perfume of mineral, candle wax, pit fruit, and tropical aromas. On the palate the oak is nicely integrated providing a creamy texture. The fruit is ripe buttressed by lively acidity and the finish is smooth and long.