REGION: Monserrat, Penedès, Catalunya
AGE OF VINES: 40 years old
SOIL: Gravel with calcareous stones
VINIFICATION: 10 days of skin contact
ÉLEVAGE: Stainless steel
While Anna's Xarel.lo and Sumoll are the superstars of the domaine, Anna is incredibly passionate about the indigenous aromatic varietals of Catalunya. The parcel of Muscat is situated within a stone's throw from the Ca N'Estruc cellar. The vines are roughly 40 years old, planted on gravel soils with limestone subsoils. The grapes macerate on their skins throughout the fermentation, for roughly 10 days. Anna finds that the texture from the skin contact adds an extra dimension, lifting the fruit and adding the savory, and even bitter, element of dried herbs. Yellow fruit and almond flowers dominate, with a distinct component of citrus confit and saltiness which add to backbone and acidity. The result is quintessentially Mediterranean, full of sunshine, the kind of wine that makes you travel straight to Barcelona.