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Xarel Lo
Ancestral 2020
Tiques - Joan Rubio

Original price £31.00 - Original price £31.00
Original price
£31.00 - £31.00
Current price £31.00

Grape Variety: Xarel Lo

Producer: Tiques (Joan Rubió)

Region: Penedès, Catalunya, Spain

Wild Scale: 2/5

Winemaking: Biodynamic Xarel Lo grapes were harvested by hand. The grapes were put into stainless steel tanks and only free-run juice was kept. Fermentation with indigenous yeast. The wine was bottled before fermentation was complete in order to create fizz inside the bottle (ancestral winemaking technique). No added sulphur.

This Wine: Sparkling wine made with in the Ancestral method (Pet Nat) but with much more precision and roundness than most wines made in this style. Clean and crisp with salty, citrus notes. A classy wine that is great with food or as an aperitif. 

Notes on the Winemaker: Joan Rubió has a reputation as the 'master of Xarel Lo' and it is fully deserved. He spent years working for arguably the finest Cava house Recaredo before setting off on his solo adventure Tiques. He is an expert on biodynamic farming and teaches these practices to many other winemakers in the region. His wines are rich and precise and could even be mistaken for premium white Burgundy.