"A blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Macabeo and 20% Albarino aged three months on its lees in tank, the white 2012 Conca de Barbera is a naked, straightforward, bistro-styled, dry white that comes across like a lighter-weight Spanish Chablis. Crisp and fresh with lots of mineral, wet stone and citrus characteristics as well as a light to medium-bodied mouthfeel, it should be enjoyed over the next year."~Robert Parker
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The vineyards of Cara Nord, quite literally "North Face" are located on the north-facing slopes of the Sierra de Prades from 350 to 800 meters above sea level and surrounded by a national nature preserve. Here vines are challenged by continuous temperature changes, intense UV exposure and poor stony soils. The region has a complex geology where rocky slate gives way to limestone and gravelly clay and where the climate is influenced by the warm interior of Spain and the moderating influence of the Mediterranean. The geology of these sites, combined with the diurnal shifts in temperature, means Cara Nord can produce wines from grapes that are fully mature, but retain a high level of natural acidity and completely ripe tannins.