Area: Terra Alta (Catalonia, Spain). Without D.O.
Grape varieties: 100% White Grenache.
Type of Wine: Young White
A week before the harvest a pied de cuve is prepared in the vineyard, letting the wild yeast reproduce. When the grapes enter the winery, they are left in contact with the skins at a low temperature for 24h. Afterwards it is pressed and inoculated with the pied de cuve. The fermentation is carried out in a stainless steel vat. Before bottling the wine is clarified and lightly filtered, therefore sediments may form.
Deeper colored, a light pink hue. The nose more open, this wine is more aromatic, with more fruit and spiciness. On the palate fuller bodied, richer and rounder, quite powerful. The finish is intense and long, but with a remarkable freshness created by the salinity of the wine.
Tasting by Frank Smulders MW (Master of Wine desde 1992).