Area: D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia, Spain)
Grape varieties: 100% Macabeu.
Type of Wine: Young White
of 750 ml
Maximum allowed 150 mg/L for organic wine
We harvest 50kg of grapes, we crush them and we leave them in a small inox vat in the vineyard until it starts de fermentation spontaneusly.
5 days later, we harvest the grapes and press them, the must is then moved into a stainless steel vat where it is kept at a low temperature.
When the starter is fermenting, we move it into the Winery were we separate the must from the skins and multiplicate the volume of the wild yest to have enough volume to add it into the must that we have in refrigeration.
When the alcoholic fermentation has finished, we let the gross lees precipitate to take them out.
The wine stays in fine lees during 4 months.
Lightly filtered, it may form sediments.
Quite intense and complex nose with a lightly nutty character (fresh hazelnuts and almonds), elegant yeasty notes and a balanced combination of ripe yellow fruits and spiciness. Powerful on the palate, on which the alcohol is clearly present and warming up the mouth, still with more than sufficient acidity to provide balance. Creamy and full-bodied, this wine shows excellent length and complexity, with potential for long ageing..
Tasting by Frank Smulders MW (Master of Wine desde 1992).