Blanc de Blancs - Sumarroca - Vino Blanco  

Blanc de Blancs

A fresh, young combination

A young wine, with grapes such as Macabeu, Xarel•lo, Parellada and Muscat.
Suitable for fish and shellfish, mild starters, creamy soups, vegetables, white meats, smoked fish, light stews or grilled meats.

Wine description

A wine made with the Macabeu, Xarel·lo, Parellada and Muscat varieties from our Sumarroca estate (Sant Sadurní d’Anoia).

The 2013 vintage began with heavy rains in October but there was virtually no rainfall for the rest of the winter and temperatures were very mild. Temperatures fell in late February and March, so bud break was a little late. The weather became much hotter in April, but at the end of the month rainy weather set in and continued throughout May, bringing temperatures down to levels more typical of February. Temperatures remained low in June, and it was July before the hot, dry weather arrived. The weather in August and September, as the grapes ripened, was cool, especially at night. Harvesting began a week later than usual, with significant gaps between the dates on which each variety was collected.

Tasting notes

Fresh, elegant aroma with notes of summer fruits such as apples and pears and a touch of white orange blossom. Fresh and fruity in the mouth with a most agreeable finish.

Vineyard characteristics

Estate name: Sumarroca estate

Vineyard area: 213 ha

Soil composition: Clay, gravel and limestone. Poor in organic matter.

Training: Double Royat

Altitude: 100-300 m.

Exposure: South

Vines/hectare: 3000-3200

Production/hectare: 9,769 kg

Year planted: 1965-2005

Winemaking and ageing

Varieties: Macabeu, Xarel·lo, Parellada, Muscat

Harvest: 10 September for the Macabeu, 26 September for the Xarel.lo, 19 September for the Parellada and 28 August for the Muscat

First vintage of this wine: 1990

Number of bottles: 600,000

Fermentation

Stainless steel tanks

Fermentation time: 21 days

Fermentation temperature: 14°C

Maceration method: Not macerated

Maceration time: ---

Maturing

Not matured.

Analytical data

Alcohol: 11.05% vol.

Residual sugar: <0.5 g/l

Acidity: 3.95 g/l

pH: 3.30

General information

Owner: Sumarroca family

Winemaker: Oscar Llombart

Total hectares of vineyard: 260

Year founded: 1986

Total winery production: 2,500,000 bottles

Denomination of origin: DO Penedès