Costador - Joan Franquet - Xarel.lo 1954 - 2017 - DO Catalunya
Grape Varieties: Xarel-lo
Soil type: Limestone, Silex
Vessel type: Clay Pot - Tinaja, Wood - Other (e.g. acacia, cherry etc.), Other
No added sulphites.
Notes on additives, aids & processing used:
No added sulphites, unfined, unfiltered
This wine is fermented spontaneously.
Other Information:2 diferent cuvees. Old vines of white & red XAREL.LO over 100 years in calcareous clay soil. It We made the wine mono-variety, we bottling separately. Prefermentative cold maceration to prevent oxidation and preserve the primary aromas; subsequent stripping of fruit with manual selection of scratch on the table from grain to grain selection. Maceration of whole berry after 2 days later pressing. Decanting 5 degrees and then the juice is fermented in amphoraes . The fermentation time is 3 to 4 weeks with temperature control throughout the process. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation was done. Aging in barrels (o several uses) of French oak for a few months. Elements of consistency of this wine are the expression of the variety, the old vines and ground limestone and freshness that gives the sea air which is not far .