Alemany i Corrió, Pas Curtei, DO Penedès, Spain, 2021
In the little town of Vilafranca del Penedès in Cataluña, Irene and Laurent are challenging the traditional perception of DO Penedès wine.
Converting their vineyards from the typical Penedès high yields and abandoning all forms of chemical treatment and fertilisers, they follow basic organic practices. Much of the construction and equipping of their cellar was modest and homemade, including building their own tanks. Production remains small, yet as they identify further small vineyard sites their range has extended to include distinctive wines from the indigenous varietal Xarel-lo, which they choose to do extended fermentation with, using indigenous yeast and it is then left on its lees to increase the richness and compexity.
The vines are trained gobelet and on wires, with vineyards between 15 and 70 years old on clay and limestone soils. Yields are around 4500 kg / Ha. All work is carried out lutte raisonnée.
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with a small sulphitic pre-fermentative maceration with wild yeast. Malolactic fermentation with wild bacterias in 228 l French oak barrels.
Type: French Oak 228l
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 25
This Bordeaux-esque wine jam packed full of mouthwatering black fruits with beautiful soft tannins. Intense, moreish with crunchy fruit and plenty of length on the finish.
Steak, Game and Poultry
Cabernet Sauvignon 20%
6 x 75cl
Award: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 93 Points
Award: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 94 Points