Vinyes Singulars Xarello Amphora
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Region: Catalunya, Spain
Grape varieties: Xarel-lo
Vinyes Singulars Xarello Amphora sees four days of maceration before transferring to the amphora. The wine ages on lees for four months.
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About Vinyes Singulars Xarello Amphora
About Vinyes Singulars
Established in 1405, 23rd-generation vineyard-manager and winemaker Ignasi Segui is currently at the helm of his family’s property in Penedès, Spain. With vines as old as 50-60 years, he grows twelve grape varieties. Ignasi also grows olives, wheat, and nuts. He uses organic and biodynamic methods to ensure a balanced ecosystem. Ignasi is well acquainted with regional history and age-old tradition. However, Vinyes Singulars is a winery based around progress and experimentation. They make around 25 different wines. There are 10-15 core cuvées, and the rest take inspiration from the yields of the given vintage. Field blends are central to production, as they offer freedom for the wines to evolve from year to year. Chestnut barrels, amphorae, and stainless steel are prime cellar vessels. No sulfur additions at any point of winemaking.
Xarello, or Xarel-lo, is a fine white grape variety planted on 21,395 acres in Catalunya. The grape produces powerful, age-worthy still and sparkling wines. It is particularly important in the Alella region, known here as Pansa Blanca. It is most commonly found in Penedes, where it is part of the cava blend. It needs careful pruning and the wine it produces can be very strongly flavored. It is the vegetal smell of Xarel-lo that often distinguishes so many cavas from other sparkling wines.