The subtlety of this sparkling wine is articulated in minerals notes and creamy reminiscences that create a sensory profile rooted in authenticity. The height of complexity, hints of fine ageing and well-integrated bubbles.
Roure Estate: We make Recaredo Subtil from grapes grown on our own Xarel·lo plots on the Roure (oak) Estate. The vineyards are located in the Corpinnat area, the birthplace of great sparkling wines in the historic Penedès wine region, where the production of sparkling wines using the traditional method began in the late 19th century.
Biodynamic viticulture: Subtil has been cultivated according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, a step beyond organic. The biodynamic approach allows us to make wines that are rich in nuances, have excellent ageing potential and respect the natrual environment they come from.
We let plant cover grow spontaneously between the vines. This cover crop plays a crucial role loosening the soil, regulating water retention and drainage (essential in a dry farming system), and helping to foster biodiversity. Infusions made out of plants are applied to the vines to control the presence of fungus in the vineyard and strengthen the vine’s defences.
2016 Vintage: The starting shot for Recaredo’s 2016 harvest was fired on 22 August, and we finished bringing in the crop on 7 September. The harvest came early and was over quickly due to a lack of rain, particularly in the autumn and winter, combined with high temperatures. At the height of summer, an almost miraculous rain fell on the vineyards, saving the growing area from being declared a disaster zone.
Ageing in the bottle: Minimum of 3 years and 1 month (37 months)
Brut Nature: With no added sugar
Total Sulphur Dioxide: 31 mg/l (150 mg/l is the max. permitted by the EU for organic white wines)