Tasting Notes: In appearance, this wine is of an intense golden colour. On the nose, we can find complex aromas of ripe fruits like those of apples and lychees that blend with the elegant spicy aromas from the new French oak barrels. On the palate, this wine is powerful, fresh and well-structured with a mouth-filling explosion of ripe fruits and finesse from the oak.
Food Matching: This wine matches perfectly with Black rice (squid ink rice) and Fideuà (a type of noodle paella). The Oysters from the Delta are the best option. It also ideally matches with soft cheeses (Ton dels Til·lers).
Vinification: he fruit clusters were handpicked on fruit days and vinified following the canons of the Lunar Calendar 2011 – 2012. The majority of the clusters come from old vines and vineyards that have not been ploughed for more than 6 years. The SPIDERS in the vineyards act as a natural insecticide. There are approximately 15 spiders per hectare that weave webs with a width of 40 to 70 cm that reach from row to row trapping the much-feared Piral butterflies and moths. The weeds are cut away (this means no dust or fine particles are scattered into the air). The overripe xarel·lo clusters are lightly crushed in a vertical plate press. They are then macerated, fermented and the wine is left on its fine lees in new French oak barrels (Allier) for 9 months at a low temperature to enable us to extract and maintain the aromas. The wine is then bottled in 750 ml ceramic containers (this material preserves the wine from the negative effects of light). The bottle is corked, sealed with wax and stamped. The bottle aging process is done underwater in a vertical position in underground deposits in non-negative geobiological zones. This wine does not contain any added sulphites.
Further Considerations: If the bottle has been shaken, laid down in a horizontal position or transported, it should be left for a minimum of 2 days to settle in a VERTICAL position. At no moment should the bottle be stored in a horizontal position, as the wine would be served in a hazy or non-clear state. Best served without disturbing the contents of the bottle. This is due to the fact the wine has not been filtered.
- Additional Information
Country Spain Region Catalonia Sub Region Penedès Colour White Grape Xarel-lo Vintage 2004 Alcohol 13%-14% Viticulture Biodynamic Body Full Type Dry Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Bottle Closure Cork Drinking Maturity Ready, will improve