Situated atop a single mountain approximately 100 miles outside of Barcelona, Joan Franquet of Costador is making wines that showcase the unique terroirs of Catalunya. The combined forces of old vines, biodynamic methods, and amphora fermentation produce layers of depth that entice you from the first sip to the last drop. Plus the bottles are pretty.
This 100% Macabeu-- a white varietal indigenous to the region-- is from 70-year-old vines and sees eight weeks of skin contact, giving the wine a beautiful golden color. Fans of orange wine will fall in love with this funky, unfiltered surprise. Don't let the quirky packaging fool you-- this wine is seriously delicious.
On the nose, this Macabeu is funky like a smelly French cheese. On the palate, it is smooth, savory, and lightly mineral. A medium body makes it a perfect pairing for cheese, charcuterie, or any light dish.