Appellation: DO Penedès
Grapes: Macabeu 60, Xarello 40
About: New in 2019, an entry level white with a bit of skin contact from a new vineyard Amós is looking after that was planted by his Grandfather, this is more about the wine experience than Missatge and Oculta which are more about a place.
Location: near La Bleda
Size ha: 2
Age: Macabeu planted 1990, Xarello planted 1960
Training: Macabeu on wire, Xarello goblet
Average yield hl/ha: 30
Hand harvested into boxes of less than 15 kg, with selection in the vineyard. Macabeu is pressed direct to fiberglass to ferment for 3 weeks at temperature controlled 18º using natural yeasts. Xarello is put whole bunch in anfora for 10 days, then pressed and racked to barrel to finish the ferment and age during one year. Blended just before bottling without stabilization, clarication, filtration nor sulphiting.
Vintage Notes 2019
A hot, dry summer followed a wet winter and spring so the wines are both very ripe and reasonably juicy.
Yield hl/ha: 30
Date Harvested: end august, early september
Bottles produced: . 8,000
Date bottled: 2020-08
Alcohol %: 10.5
SO2 Total: < 20
Tasting: almost weightless yet a great mouthful of vibrant, crisp apple, lemon, peach, fennel fruit, with plenty of astringent vegetal acidity to give balance.