2021 Masia De La Roque Ulivel-la
Grapes - 95% Xarel.lo, 5% Malvasia de Sitges
Country - Spain
Region - Penedes
ABV - 11.5%
The wine is vibrant, fresh and fun. Notes of apples and quince with a grapey malvasia note. Enjoy with seafood.
Winemaker Jot Camps loves his country. The rugged, terroir of the Massis del Garraf to the south west of Barcelona. Here the soils are thin (maximum 1m of depth) and the underlying rock is primarily limestone. This ensures that all of his wines have a characteristic acidity and liveliness.
He works small plots of vines following strict Organic (certified) and Biodynamic philosophies and believes in 360o farming, with not just vines planted but fruit tree, olive groves, animals and other wildlife, creating biodiversity.
2021 was a drier than usual year and as such the harvest was 40% down but rain did arrive just before harvest to allow full ripening of the fruit, resulting in brilliant quality.
The Xarel.lo is broken into 3 parcels and each one is treated slightly differently. 1 part undergoes a semi carbonic maceration, 1 part is macerated on its skins for a night and the last part is pressed and fermented with the 5% Malvasia. Only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation and only very small amounts of sulpher are ever added when needed.