CÉRVOLES Blanc 2018
Grapes: macabeo and chardonnay
Barrel fermented and aged 8 months in new french oak.
Denomination of Origin Costers del Segre, Les Garrigues.
A precise terroir distils in Cérvoles Blanc with a remarkable volume, minerality and acidity. Its late-ripening process, the high alcohol concentrations and the low Ph offer us a white wine with elevated phenolic magnitudes. Exotic fruit with boulangerie shows incredible contrasts present in this pioneer wine.
Two plots of Macabeo (Finca Cametes) & Chardonnay (Finca Oliveres) define its assembly.
Fermented and aged on their own lees in a “Foudre” of 3.000L (Macabeo) and in French oak new barrels (225L & 600L of Saury, Dargaud&Jaegle and Berthomieu) with a frequent bâtonnage giving it shape.
Mountain Viticulture located at an altitude between 700 and 800 metres, nestling at the foothills of the Serra de la Llena, natural border within Priorat region and Serra del Montsant, an area in contrast between Mediterranean and Continental climate, with scarce rain average and always soft winds that guarantee healthy conditions on the vineyards. Soil structure predominates with great water retention, rich in gravels and a marly texture optimum for quality viticulture. The elevation of our vineyards and the temperature contrast in Garrigues region impacts on the grape skin thickness, encouraging the concentration of anthocyanins and tannins whilst enhancing acidity and freshness.
Member of Grandes Pagos de España “Grand Cru’s from Spain” since 2002.
Wine in conversation with Organic Farming and member of the Sustainability program in Costers del Segre.
Awards and recognitions:
Peñin: White Cérvoles 2014 91 points White Cérvoles 2016 91 points
Gourmet: White Cérvoles 2014 92 points
Vinari: Best white wine of Catalonia, Best wine of DO Costers del Segre