REGION: Penedes, Catalunya
AGE OF VINES: 80 year old vines
SOIL: Gravel, with calcareous subsoil
VINIFICATION: A few hours on the skins
ÉLEVAGE: In concrete egg
The parcel of old vines of xarel.lo, planted by Anna's grandfather in the 1940's, lies at the heart of the project. It is entirely majestic, with sweeping views of Monserrat and of Barcelona, and gnarly and grandiose goblet vines anchored in the gravel soils. The upper part of the parcel is composed of gray gravel, while the lower section has a concentration of iron and appears to be rusty-red.
No matter the vintage, Anna looks to express the electric side of Xarel.lo, picking early enough to maintain a distinct linear tension and late enough to convey the complexity of the fruit and the terroir. The energy and precision of this cuvée remind us constantly of Xarel.lo's versatility, prowess and capacity to age.