Grape Variety: Xarel Lo
Producer: La Salada (Toni Carbó)
Region: Penedès, Catalunya, Spain
Wild Scale: 5/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Organic Xarel Lo grapes were hand harvested and crushed by foot before spending 2 weeks on the skins. Fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel. Bottled with no filtration, fining or added sulphur.
This Wine: Natural white wine with some skin contact which brings a hazy appearance and a textured mouth feel. Green apple and lemon notes with a nice hint of wet rock. Available for a short time as this bargain price.
Notes on the Winemaker: Toni Carbó is one half of the esteemed Cava house (with friend Ramon Jané), Mas Candí in Penedés. He started his own project La Salada in 2012 to focus on making wines like his Grandfather used to. They are some of most sought after as they provide an authentic and honest expression of Catalan terroir.