Appellation: Vi de Taula.
Cuvée: Els Bassotets.
Colour: White.
Grapes: Chenin Blanc, Sumoll, Garnacha Blanca, Macabeu and Parellada depending on vintage, see vintage notes below.
About: A selection of different parcels from the estate, this is really Joan Ramon’s statement of intent. Made sans soufre, it’s clear, energetic, with vibrant fruit, clean, refreshing, above all digestible with around just 12% alcohol and made to accompany any situation. The name means the little Bassots, the name of the parcel from which Joan Ramon’s second white comes because this is the lighter, little brother wine of Bassots. The animal on the label is a type of wild cat called Jineta in Spanish.

Vines

Location: All around the Domaine in Prenafeta.
Size ha: 5 ha.
Age: vines planted Chenin in 2000, Sumoll in 2012, Garnacha Blanca 2015 and 1920, Macabeu 1920.
Soils: limestone.
Exposition: north, north-west facing.
Altitude: 450m.
Training: double cordon de royat for Chenin and gobelet for the old and new plantations.
Farming: organic, biodynamic.
Average yield hl/ha: 40.
Climate: Mediterranean.

Winemaking

Made in underground concrete tank with 5 days on the skins, using natural yeasts, with no added sulfites, very gentle basket press, returned to concrete to age.

Vintage Notes 2017

Vintage Notes 2017
Chenin 50%, Sumoll Blanc 30, Grenache Blanc, Parellada
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Harvested: August 24 for four weeks.
Bottles produced: 7,000.
Date bottled: 2018-04.
Alcohol %: 11.78.
SO2 Total: <7.
Tasting: Airy, fresh, tons of savoury fruit, peach, orange, apple, vegetal in the best sense, some cacao-mineral character, relaxed and gentle wine. Softer, more airy, slightly sweeter fruit in 2017 than the more mineral, earthy 2016.

Vintage Notes 2018
Chenin 20%, Sumoll 20, Garnacha 20, Macabeu

Vintage Notes 2019
Hot and dry but with some timely rain. A rich, fruit forward style.
Chenin 40%, Macabeu 30, Grenache Blanc 10, Parellada 20. s
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Harvested: August 24 for four weeks.
Bottles produced: 13,000.
Date bottled: 2020-03.
Alcohol %: 11.5.
SO2 Total: < 5.
Tasting: Beautiful, rich, clean, fruity, waxy, peach, apple and orange, great texture, slightly astringent and juicy, salty acidity. Easy to drink a lot of this.