Can Feixes is a crisp refreshing white from Penedès Spain. There are a few tastes that you see written but here? You can taste some of them--straw for one. Now, that sounds like some sort of BAD flavor but it really isn't. Think of being in a fresh field of straw on a fall day and the scent--not so much the sensation of having a mouth full of straw!
There is more here too. There is melon and maybe a little lime here too. Ive read others say "green apple" but I don't get that. You, however, might. It is super dry and minerally as well. It apparently grows in rocky, mineral soil which may account for this. There is also a hint of pepper and maybe some hints of the herbal.
The wine is a blend of parellada, macabeo, chardonnay and malvasia. The first two grapes make up 72 percent of the wine with chardonnay making up 20 percent and malvasia 8 percent.
Can Feixes was founded in the mid 1700s and covers the some 400 acres or so in Penedès. Penedès is one of the finest wine growing regions in Spain--after perhaps Rioja and Priorat. It is also a wine-growing region of long standing; it might be one of the oldest regions in Europe. There is indication the Phoenicians brought vines to the area.
The area grows mostly white grapes (a contrast with nearby Priorat to be sure). Penedès produces the Spanish sparkler, Cava, as well. In fact, Penedès produces the vast majority of Cava (over 90 percent).