Vineyards and vinification
Old vineyards of Cartoixà - name as the Xarel·lo variety is called in the area of the lower Gaià - cultivated in ecological agriculture and located in the Nou de Gaià, municipality of Tarragona, about 4 km in a straight line to the Mediterranean Sea. The sea breeze, called Marinada, which in the summer months begins to blow around ten in the morning, protects us from excess heat that allows a magnificent and constant ripening of the grapes, avoiding overripening of grapes grown in more climates. interiors. The soils are generally low-fertility sandy loam. Once harvested, the grapes are skidded and pressed. The must is fills stainless steel tanks and is left for 24 hours. The next day, the clean must is separated and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 18 to 20 days at a temperature of about 14-15ºC. Once fermented, the lees are mixed once a week to obtain softness and fat. No clarifiers or stabilizers are added or filtered. The duration of aging with lees for the 2019 harvest was 9 months. It is a wine that does not contain any preservatives, a wine free of added sulfites, only grapes, more natural impossible!
The varietal aroma is a mixture of fruity notes (yellow peach, ripe apple, apricot kernels) and tropical fruits (pineapple, lychee, papaya). We find sweet nuances: quince, honey. The mouthfeel is wide, structured, fresh, with nerve thanks to its citrus touches. At the end of the mouth it highlights the presence of ripe fruit and the long aftertaste. We want to introduce Cartoixà wine as a wine to enjoy every day, a fresh wine that invites you to drink during all meals, which can be paired with salads, fish and vegetables.
Recommended consumption temperature 7-9ºC.