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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation time: 21 days
Fermentation temperature: 14°C
Maceration method: Not macerated
Maceration time: ---
Alcohol: 11.05% vol.
Residual sugar: <0.5 g/l
Acidity: 3.95 g/l
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