Naturalment Ancestral

2020

Area: Without D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia, Spain)

Grape varieties: 100% White grenache.

Graduation: 12,5º

Type of Winesparkling white

Description:

Sparkling white grenache made with the ancestral method. Fermented with its wild yeast and low sulphur levels.
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Wild
yeast
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Spontanious
fermentation
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Starter in the
vinyeard
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No Aging
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Crop
of dry land
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Hand-picked
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Low performance
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Low level in
sulphites
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Suitable for
vegans
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Biosphere
Reserve
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Wild
yeast
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Spontanious
fermentation
icon-pie-002
Starter in the
vinyeard
Transp
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icon-crianza-002
No Aging
icon-secano-002
Crop
of dry land
icon-mano-002
Hand-picked
icon-produccion-002
Low performance
icon-sulf-002
Low level in
sulphites
icon-vegan-003
Suitable for
vegans
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Biosphere
Reserve
Transp
I am

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Elaboration

A pied de cuve is prepared in the vineyard with the grapes’ wild yeast a week before the harvest. When the grapes enter the winery they are pressed directly and moved into a stainless steel vat, and the pied de cuve is added as a fermentation starter. It is bottled before the fermentation ends, so it can finish fermenting in the bottle and the carbonic can be conserved. It is “degorjat” and closed again with a bottle cap.

Tasting note

Nose a bit closed, showing a fine yeasty character (breadcrumbs) as well as some ripe apple. Though on first instance a bit neutral, the palate shows a fine, mouth filling mousse without aggression, a smooth texture altogether, again ripe apple and a bit of lemon, medium but balanced acidity. The finish is surprisingly long and well-defined.

Tasting by Frank Smulders MW (Master of Wine desde 1992).

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