Enric Soler ‘Impro-Visació’ Penedès D.O
Impro-Visació takes its name from Enric’s love of jazz music and is all about pushing the boundaries of the nuances that the Xarel.lo grape variety can express. This is Enric’s experimental cuvée, but is flawless – I loved it. 3 plots, 1.3 ha, 40-65 year old bush and trellised vines, organically and biodynamically farmed, calcareous soils, very dry, rainfall is less than 300mls per year. Very low yields. Natural yeast fermentations. 80% of the juice was fermented and aged for 8 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year French oak barrels of 300L (although for the 2016 vintage, he has changed to larger Austrian Stockinger barrels). The remaining 20% was fermented in concrete eggs. No battonage. Bottled with minimal SO2. 3360 bottles produced.