Appellation: Vi escumós.
Cuvée: Tinc Set.
Colour: Sparkling White.
Grapes: Xarello 65%, Parellada 35%.
About: Fine, thirst-quenching, wonderfully refreshing with clean and pure fruit. This light, easy, fun sparkling white is just about the best aperitif or palate cleanser or fix of bubbles we know. As with all La Salada-Mas Candí joint productions, it’s from organic vines and made without any additives or preservatives.
Size ha: Xarello 2, Parellada 1.5.
Age: Xarel-lo planted in 2008, Parellada in 1985.
Exposition: south west and north east.
Training: Xarel-lo on wire cordon de royat, Parellada in gobelet or vaso.
Farming: organic, with the emphasis to protect soil moisture and microbial activity.
Average yield hl/ha: 52.
Xarel-lo is harvested first, then Parellada, they’re pressed directly to stainless steel to ferment then blended and bottled after 15 days, and disgorged according to order, from December in the year of making. Simple.
Vintage Notes 2017
Yield hl/ha: .
Bottles produced: 10,000.
Date bottled: .
Alcohol %: 11.91.
SO2 Total: 9.
Vintage notes 2018
Yield hl/ha: 40.
Harvested: Xarel-lo September 1, Parellada mid September.
Bottles produced: 24,000.
Date bottled: 2018-11 and disgorged to order.
Alcohol %: 11.67.
SO2 Total: < 4.
Tasting: as good as the very first vintage, 2014, of this wine, soft, luscious, very fresh, pure and light, yet with clean fruit with an edge.
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: 40.
Date Harvested: end August.
Bottles produced: 27,000.
Date bottled: 2019-10-19.
Alcohol: 11.28 %.
SO2 Total: <10.
Tasting: smooth, fine bubbles, super refreshing and mouthwatering, creamy and toasted, lemon citrus, apple and fennel, great fun, light bodied, light in spirit.