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Huguet de Can Feixes

Can Feixes Blanc Selecció 2016

Price: $18.00 (average US retail)
Size: 750ml
Winery: Huguet de Can Feixes
Vintage Year: 2016
Highest Rating: 90pts ( Wine Enthusiast)
Country: Spain
Region: Cataluña
Appellation: D.O. Penedès

TASTING NOTES

Parellada (locally, Montonec), Macabeo, Chardonnay, and a touch of Malvasía de Sitges. Parellada at its best, from high-altitude, gravelly mountain soils: intense lemon-oil aroma with firm acid structure enhanced by the rare, glyceric Malvasía. Stony and aromatic, reminiscent of France’s Chablis or Rheingau.

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PRESS

Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2018) - "The white that represents the biggest volume of Can Feixes, the 2018 Blanc Selecció is a round and gastronomical wine that respects food. It has a long, fresh and non-invasive personality and can deal with a wide range of dishes, not only "

90 Points
Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, Aug 31, 2019

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2017) - "This pale straw colored certified organic blend from Spain is consistently very good. It opens with a flinty green apple bouquet with a hint of lime. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, pleasantly acidic and crisp. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral infused lime with notes of green apple and a touch of quince and apricot. The finish is dry and its flavors and well-managed acidity drift away nicely. This wine is built for shellfish. I would enjoy it with broiled scallops or oysters. Enjoy "

90 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Jan 17, 2019

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2017) - "Green-tinged yellow. Fresh citrus fruits, quinine and a subtle floral nuance on the nose. Taut and energetic in the mouth, offering brisk Meyer lemon and green apple flavors that put on weight with air. Smooth and gently tangy on the finish, which leaves a refreshingly bitter citrus pith note behind."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Apr 25, 2019

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2016) - "This white gold colored blend from Spain is very good. It opens with mild wet stone and lime bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a mineral infused lime with hints of almond and honeydew melon. This wine is dry and refreshing. This food friendly wine would pair well with swordfish skewers. If you want to try something different, give this good-value offering from Spain a try!"

90 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Apr 19, 2018

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2016) - "Apple, melon and apricot aromas are pure and come with zero interference from natural funk or oak. A blend of mostly Parellada with Macabeo and other white grapes, it hails from the highest vineyards in the Penedès. Flavors of melon, lime and wet stones reflect gravelly soils, and it’s steady on a long finish. Best Buy. "

90 Points
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Nov 1, 2017

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2016) - "Top 100 Best Buy Wines for 2017."

90 Points
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Sep 1, 2017

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2015) - "Pithy citrus and an oily aromatic note give this white blend some funk on the nose. Flavors of orange, papaya and mango finish with citrusy notes of lime as well as chalky minerality. This wine holds Parellada, Macabeo and Chardonnay."

88 Points
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Dec 1, 2016

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2014) - "Bright straw. Hints of ginger and white pepper lift aromas of fresh melon and tangerine. The juicy, focused palate suggests honeydew and smooth orchard and pit fruit. Closes with good grip and cut, leaving behind a refreshingly bitter orange zest note."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Jan 21, 2016

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2013) - "Bright, green-tinged straw. High-pitched aromas and flavors of lime zest, white pepper and chalky minerals. Racy and dry, showing good clarity and cut on the nicely persistent finish, with repeating lime and mineral notes."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2014

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2012) - "Fresh and aromatic, featuring melon, honeysuckle, mandarin orange and ground ginger flavors, with a note of zesty minerality echoing on the finish. Drink now through 2016."

89 Points
Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, Sep 1, 2013

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2012) - "This light yellow colored white wine has tiny bubbles when initially poured. But it is not a sparkling wine. It opens with a mild wet stone and faint pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and viscous. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused lime with hints of green apple, tangerine and ginger ale. The finish is dry and its flavors and minerality are nicely prolonged and refreshing. This wine would pair with swordfish skewers of the grill. Enjoy."

89 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Sep 1, 2013

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2012) - "Bright yellow. Ripe melon and nectarine on the fruity nose and palate. Smooth and palate-coating finishing with good punch and cling. This wine's intense fruitiness will serve it well with salty or spicy foods. "

88 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2013

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2011) - "This straw colored white wine from Spain opens with a lime and pilsner beer like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is lime with notes of nicely integrated minerality. I also detected some Anjou pear and a dash of white pepper. The finish is dry and its acidity and flavors last for a while after the wine is gone. This pleasant wine is a good value and would pair well with steamed mussels in a garlic wine broth."

89 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Oct 1, 2012

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2011) - "The 2011 Can Feixes Blanc Selecció, a blend of 40% Parellada, 36% Macabeu, 18% Chardonnay and 6% Malvasía de Sitges raised in stainless-steel tanks, has a fresh bouquet with notes of grass clippings and lemon peel as well as a touch of jasmine. The palate is well-balanced and nervy, with lime, green apple and asparagus on the entry. It is very tight at the moment, but it certainly has the substance to merit aging in bottle, while the finish has a pleasant touch of bell pepper lingering on the aftertaste. Drink 2013-2017."

89 Points
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Apr 1, 2012

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2010) - "Light yellow-gold. Pear, melon and candied ginger on the nose. Spicy, light-bodied and dry, offering vibrant green apple and ginger flavors with precision and cut. The brisk, persistent finish echoes with ginger. This very refreshing wine would be a great match to simple shellfish or vegetable pasta dishes."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2011

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2010) - "Wine geeks tend to describe minerality, a very desired quality in wine, as “drinking stones” or something ridiculous like that. Taste this wine, and you’ll understand. This is a blend of parellada, macabeo, chardonnay (!) and a smidgen of malvasia, grown in high-altitude, gravelly soils in a vineyard that has been owned by only two families since nine decades before Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Intriguing aromas of herbs, sea air and grass are crystallized into stony — well, there’s no better way to describe the flavors."


Dave McIntyre, The Washington Post, Aug 1, 2011

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2009) - "This subtle white deftly mixes flavors of persimmon and lemon zest with hints of rose petal, crushed pine needle and brine, with refreshing acidity. Very likable, with a lightly smoky, lingering finish. Parellada, Macabeo, Chardonnay and Malvasia de Sitges. Drink now. 8,000 cases made."

88 Points
Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, Apr 30, 2011

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2009) - "Bright yellow-gold. Vibrant nose combines honeydew, pear, flowers and mint. Juicy, spicy and slightly dry-edged, with flavors of lemon curd, dried pear and nougat. At once round and lively, with good back-end cut and a slight harshness."

88 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 16, 2010

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2008) - "This light yellow colored Spanish white wine will appeal to those readers who like Old World styled white wines. It opens with a mild apple bouquet with notes of lemon, wet stone, and cinnamon detected. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and slightly creamy. There was a touch effervescence noted as well. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral infused pear with hints of green apple. The finish is dry and its mineral notes linger for a little while. This wine is very food friendly and would pair very well with bacon wrapped scallops or steamed mussels in a garlic broth."

89 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Sep 29, 2009

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2008) - "The still wines include the 2008 Blanc Selecció, a blend of Macabeo, Chardonnay, and Malvasia. Medium straw in color, it offers up a pleasing perfume of mineral, spring flowers, and assorted white fruits. Crisp, dry, and nicely balanced on the palate, it is meant for drinking over the next 1-2 years. "

88 Points
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, Apr 30, 2010

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2008) - "Yellow-gold. Smoky peach, apricot pit and floral honey on the nose, with a hint of toasted grain. Peach and apple flavors initially seem quite dry but gain sweetness with air and are complemented by a note of talc-y minerals. I like this wine's blend of plumpness and nerve. Serve it with a creamy shellfish dish."


Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 17, 2009

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2007) - "Light yellow. Apple, pear and yellow plum on the nose, with a hint of lemon zest adding verve. Richer peach and melon flavors are firmed by a mineral element and a building note of citrus zest. The melon flavor carries through on the broad, persistent finish."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Jul 15, 2008

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2007) - "The wine is made from a combo of local cava grapes Parellada and Macabeo.....with a touch of Chardonnay, and of Malvasia de Sitges. It is grown on gravelly mountain soils, and smells like it: gorgeous minerally aromas, completely bypassing the Young Fruit Bomb syndrome. On the palate, it tastes like life--fermenting, transforming, filled with energy. There is not major complexity here--but there is major freshness, and major acidity, combined with that ultra-appealing stoniness. A great wine for food."


David Rosengarten, Rosengarten Report, Jul 14, 2008

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2006) - "Green-gold. Mineral-accented lime, quince and white peach aromas display a refreshing dusty quality. Crisp, sharply focused and wonderfully pure, with vivid citrus and orchard fruit flavors braced by energetic minerality. Reminds me of a top-notch Muscadet on the impressively long, spicy finish. I love this style."

90 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Jul 1, 2007

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2006) - "The tasty, value-priced 2006 Blanc Seleccio is light gold-colored with aromas of mineral and lemon-lime. Crisp and refreshing on the palate with good balance and length, it can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with raw bar over the next 12-18 months."

88 Points
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, Apr 29, 2008

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2006) - "Mild, pretty nose of lemon, green pear, and a touch of dried pineapple and peach skin. Off-dry palate with a sweet apple end, but remains crisp. Light shellfish and seafood dishes."


Doug Frost, Sante Magazine, Sep 15, 2007

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2005) - "Light green-tinged gold. Fresh scents of lemon, lime, grapefruit, ginger and white pepper are pungent and inviting. Firm and nervy, with racy citrus and green apple flavors complicated by wet stone and gentle spice tones. Juicy, bright and persistent on the finish, with a refreshingly bitter note of citrus zest. This should be flexible with food and offers excellent value."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2006

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2005) - "Light green-tinged gold. Fresh scents of lemon, lime, grapefruit, ginger and white pepper are pungent and inviting. Firm and nervy, with racy citrus and green apple flavors complicated by wet stone and gentle spice tones. Juicy, bright and persistent on the finish, with a refreshingly bitter note of citrus zest. This should be flexible with food and offers excellent value."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Aug 31, 2006

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2005) - "Light green-tinged gold. Fresh scents of lemon, lime, grapefruit, ginger and white pepper are pungent and inviting. Firm and nervy, with racy citrus and green apple flavors complicated by wet stone and gentle spice tones. Juicy, bright and persistent on the finish, with a refreshingly bitter note of citrus zest. This should be flexible with food and offers excellent value."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Aug 31, 2006

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2005) - "Light straw-colored wine with aromas and flavors of mineral, lemon-lime, and green apple. It has excellent concentration and depth in its crisp personality and could be likened to a Spanish version of Muscadet. Drink it over the next 12-18 months with raw bar."

86 Points
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, Feb 1, 2007

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2004) - "Pale color. Aromatic nose combines ginger, curry powder, lime, pear, apple, spring flowers and menthol. Lively, slightly leesy flavors of pear, apple, honey and spices; a bit like Champagne without bubbles. Finishes juicy and dry, with notes of quinine and lime."

88 Points
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2005

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (2003) - "Tasting uncannily like premier cru French Chablis, this white blend from Penedes in Spanish Catalonia is a delicious discovery. It displays clean, precise citrus (lemon and lime) aromas, followed by fresh fruit flavors enhanced by a stony, mineral-tinged undertone. The result is a wine of uncommon complexity and sophistication. The Can Feixes estate consists of more than 400 acres of gravelly mountainside terrain that has been planted to both indigenous grapes and imported varieties. This wine is a blend of parelleda and macebeo, two locals, and chardonnay. The whole, surely, is superior to the sum of its parts. Light-bodied but full of flavor, this is an ideal wine to pair with shellfish or delicate whitefish such as flounder or sole."

Wine of the Week
Paul Lukacs, The Washington Times, Mar 16, 2005

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (1999) - "Vibrant, floral aromas of lime blossom and minerals. Enticing flavors of lemon and sweet spices; quite ripe and rather low in acidity, giving the wine a slight impressions of sweetness. Lovely chewy extract and noteworthy persistence. Has the sugar/acid balance of a ripe but tart apple. A superb value."

89 Points
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2000

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (1997) - "Vibrant aromas of ginger, minerals, tarragon and flowers. Bracing flavors of ginger, lemon, lime and mineral dust; firm and very dry, with excellent cut, but not at all hard. Tangy and altogether refreshing."

87 Points
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 1998

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Can Feixes Blanc Selecció (1995) - "rilliant green straw colour. Aromatic-lemon, maybe grapefruit, earthy. Medium body. High acidity. Fruit and mineral flavours. Dry with an off-dry impression. An attractive buttery texture in the finish. You will never grow tired of this wine. It's delicious, fun, spontaneous. Lower alcohol makes it very easy to enjoy as a cocktail. With food, I might suggest crustaceans prepared with lemon and butter-cold or hot, crab salad for one, sushi with crab, shrimp or lobster."

Delightful
Lynn Krielow Chamberlain, Editor/Publisher, Food Tastes Better with Wine, Vol. IV, Jan 1, 1995

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HUGUET DE CAN FEIXES WINERY INFO

Overview: Estate founded in 1768 by Don Jaime Feixes and acquired from Feixes descendants by the Huguet family in the late-19th century. Unchanged in boundary since its original founding, Can Feixes is over 1,000 acres of mountainside terrain, the highest vineyard estate in the region at over 1,400 feet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljfAL7sJq-w

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History: The historic Can Feixes estate is situated on gravelly slopes above the 400-meter level in an amphitheater at the tree line near the famous Montserrat pinnacle, which forms Penedès' northern boundary. The farthest Penedès vineyard from the Mediterranean, temperature variation here is more Continental in its extremes, the drier climate more conducive to grape health. The altitude and mountain terrain constitute the tiny viticultural home of the Parellada variety, locally known as Montonec ("grape of the mountain"). Recognized as the region's Grand Cru, Can Feixes sells the majority of its grapes and a large portion of the fermented wines as well. Only the best grapes, and subsequently the best wines, are kept for production under the family label. Total vineyard area of approximately 120 hectares (300 acres) is planted to Parellada (Montonec), Macabeo, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Cabernet, with small amounts of Pinot Noir.

Vineyard plantation at Can Feixes is documented back to the year 1400, registered by Sr. Jaume Feixes. The estate has continuously produced wine since 1690, the Huguet family acquiring the property following an interruption in descendency at the turn of the 20th century.

Today's modern bodega includes subterranean aging cellars with pupitres for manual riddling of the Huguet Brut, bottle storage and oak cooperage for the aging of red wine. Viticulture and enology are handled respectively by brothers Joan and Josep María Huguet.

Only free-run must from rigorously selected grapes is used. Bottled production averages 6,000 cases per year depending on vintage, including a fragrant, firm and minerally dry white (Can Feixes Blanc Selecció) and superb CAVA.

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