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Anais Xarel·lo DOP Penedès

Grape Variety

Xarel·lo
Vineyard: Can Llerda. Organically certified (CCPAE).

Year planted 1956. Growing system: traditional (bush-vine). Soil: natural-clayey, deep and cool.

Climate

Warm climate under the influence of the prelittoral Mediterranean mountain range: cold winters and hot summers (important contrast of the low and high temperatures). Rainfall average between 500-600 l/m2.

Farming

Destemming. Juice maceration with its skins, cooling the grapes to 8oC. The free-run juice is slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks at 17oC to keep the typical aromas of this variety. Subsequently 3 months of batonnage to achieve greater complexity and creaminess.

Tasting note

Complex aromas of pit fruits (peach, apricot, medlar) and exotic fruits (mango, passion fruit). It is perceived a mineral hint that gives to our wine an especial personality.

Food pairing

Seafood: raw, grilled or preserved in brine or oil.
Salads: fresh cheese, seafood, or lukewarm of king prawns. Fish and seafood soups, creams and bisques.
White and blue fish.

Awards

2014 – Internationaler Bioweinpreis (D): Silver
2014 – International Organic Wines Competition – Lizarra (E): Silver