Appellation: Vi.
Cuvée: Roig Boig.
Colour: Rosé.
Grapes: Mando, Sumoll, Xarello, Parellada, Torbat, Monica, Cannonau, Rogenc (Garnacha de Emporda), and Carinyana.
About: the first vintage of this wine, 2013, was more of a pale red and the wine has always been well coloured for a Rosé, not surprisingly given the mix of red and white grapes used. Another wine that drove the euphoria of the early days of Barcelona’s Bar Brutal, it’s made in far too limited volume to sustain such wanton use and has evolved to become more pink than pale red. Typical of Toni Carbó’s style, pure, sappy, lively, refreshing.

Vines

Location: Gunyoles.
Size ha: 1.5.
Age: planted between 1985 and 2010.
Soils: clay-limestone.
Exposition: south west and north east.
Altitude: 280m.
Training: on wire cordon de royat.
Farming: organic, with the emphasis to protect soil moisture and microbial activity.
Average yield hl/ha: 20 to 50 depending the year and grape.
Climate: Mediterranean.

Winemaking

Very simple. Mostly direct pressed to stainless tank, 10% is macerated on the skins for a few days, with 5% of that left as whole bunch.

Vintage Notes 2017

Yield hl/ha: 20 to 30.
Harvested: early September.
Bottles produced: 2,000.
Date bottled: 2018-03.
Alcohol %: 11.37.
SO2 Total: 7.
Tasting: plum and cherry aromas, salty acidity underpins and drives the energy.

Vintage Notes 2018

Yield hl/ha: 20 to 30.
Harvested: early September.
Bottles produced: 4,000.
Date bottled: 2019-03.
Alcohol %: 10.84.
SO2 Total: 7.
Tasting: consistently in the same tone, with plum, cherry, strawberry aromas, more vegetal lemon but still salty acidity, light bodied and energetic.