Farming Practice: Biodynamic
Biodynamic. 60% Garnatxa Blanca, 40% Malvasia de Sitges. From estate vineyards of calcareous clay soils. Hand-harvested in small bins; sorting in the vineyard. All the grapes are skin-fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts for two weeks, then bottled with no additions. No SO2 added. 360 cases produced. The Penedès isn’t really supposed to have Garntxa Blanca, given the trinity of Cava grapes that dominate the landscape—so this wine is a ‘black sheep’ in the region. Ramón has a plot, and he blends it with Malvasia de Sitges for what is, probably, our favorite skin contact wine of the year. Unbelievably crystalline and focused, with back palate florality.
- Coeur Wine Co.