Font Hui, Xarel Lo, Penedes, DO, Spain 2016
From Gramona website: “Through biodynamics, which goes one step beyond organic growing, we breathe life into our vineyards and seek to raise levels of biodiversity. Harvested by hand with pressing of the whole grapes. We only use the free run juice. Temperature-controlled fermentation at 14 º C. This wine is fermented and aged in 300 litre French oak barrels (fine grain and medium toast). 33% new barrels are used and the remainder are second and third vintage barrels in order to respect the character of the grape to the full. Ageing on the lees during 3 months”
This reminded us of a quality white Burgundy and is luxurious in style, but pure in expression. Xarel Lo grape is mineral and savoury – one of grapes used to produce Cava.