Blanc de Blancs
A fresh, young combination
A young wine, with grapes such as Macabeu, Xarel•lo and Parellada.
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 2012 vintage was characterised by a winter with very mild temperatures and little rainfall. In fact, it did not rain from November until just before bud break. Despite the mild winter, bud break was a few days late because the early spring was a little cooler than usual, with rain that meant plant growth was adequate. After the middle of spring, temperatures rose and rainfall dropped sharply. However, there was light rainfall amounting to 25-35 litres in May, June, July and August, which, together with relatively low humidity, meant that ripening and health were adequate. As for dates, both veraison and ripening were at normal times.
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.
Vines/hectare: 3,000- 3,200
Production/hectare: 9,769 kg
Year planted: 1965-2005
Winemaking and ageing
Varieties: 35% Macabeu, 30% Xarel.lo, 25% Parellada, 10% Muscat
Harvest: 4 September for the Macabeu, 10 September for the Xarel.lo, 18 September for the Parellada and 25 August for the Muscat
First vintage of this wine: 1990
Number of bottles: 550,000
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation time: 21 days
Fermentation temperature: 14°C
Maceration method: Not macerated
Maceration time: ---
Alcohol: 11.2% vol.
Residual sugar: <0.5 g/l
Acidity: 3.80 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