|Grape/Varietal : Xarel-lo||Color : Orange|
|Origin : Spain||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Penedes||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2012||Natural Factor: Biodynamic, Vegan|
Only when the planets align, the invisible energies harness, and the full force of nature unleashes, Ton Rimbau makes the miracle of his wines happen. Beyond organic or biodynamic, Ton believes in the wisdom of the vine and its environment to produce the best grapes. No watering, no ploughing, and of course, absolutely no chemicals are applied at the vines or in the winery. Colors, energized nutrients, magnetic forces and a lot of love and respect from Ton, make these wines an amazing product of nature. Ton has mastered the art of being the conduit of the secrets of the universe to create his incredible wines.
This is the 3rd XAREL·LO organic still wine that has been certified by the D.O. Penedès. It is a highly expressive QUALITY WINE PRODUCED IN A PARTICULAR REGION (in the Catalan language VI DE QUALITAT PRODUIT EN REGIO DETERMINADA or V.Q.P.D.R). The fruit clusters were handpicked on fruit days and vinified following the canons of the Lunar Calendar 2012. The majority of the clusters come from old vines and vineyards that have not been ploughed for more than 7 years. The SPIDERS in the vineyards act as a natural insecticide. There are approximately 15 spiders per hectare that weave webs with a width of 40 to 70 cm that reach from row to row trapping the much-feared Piral butterflies and moths. The weeds are crushed by means of a roller and then cut away (this means no dust or fine particles are scattered into the air). The overripe Xarel·lo clusters are lightly crushed in a vertical plate press and then macerated with their skins for 2 days. 95% of the must is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature to enable us to extract and maintain the aromas and 5% is fermented for 30 months in new French oak barrels to round the wine off. The resulting wine is bottled in 750 ml ceramic containers (this material preserves the wine from the negative effects of light). The bottle is therefore corked with a technological cork stopper (DIAM 10) and sealed with wax. The bottle aging process is done underwater in a vertical position in underground deposits in non-negative geobiological zones (NEVER PLACED OVER CURRY LINES). This wine does not contain any added sulphites.
In appearance, this wine is of an orange colour with a copper hue. On the nose, we can find freshness and complexity obtained from the forest flowers. On the palate, this wine is elegant and has a long finish. It can be drunk and enjoyed during the following 10 years.
Pairs Well With:
Vietnamese spiced pork salad
Seal - Kiss from a rose