Essences of the sea
A single-variety wine made with 100% Gewürztraminer grapes. It is ideal for pairing with blue and other strong cheeses: cabrales, stilton, gorgonzola or the unusual blue cheese from the Auvergne. It also pairs well with smoked foods or grilled vegetables, white meats and foie.
A wine made with the Gewürztraminer variety from our Sumarroca estate near Sant Sadurní d’Anoia.
The 2012 vintage has been 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 the rainfall dropped sharply. However, there was some rain 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.
Average intensity bright yellow colour, with greenish reflections. Pleasant, delicate aroma with recalling jasmine and rose flowers combined with fruity aromas of vine peaches. In the mouth it is silky and fresh, with very intense floral notes. Long, perfumed aftertaste.
Estate name: Gewürztraminer from the Sumarroca estate
Vineyard area: 3.82 ha of Gewürztraminer
Soil composition: clay with high percentages of limestone. Poor in organic matter.
Altitude: 250 m
Exposure: Northwest southeast
Production/hectare: 5,320 kg
Year planted: 1999
Winemaking and ageing
Varieties: 100% Gewûrztraminer
Harvest: 21 August
First vintage of this wine: 1990
Number of bottles: 32,000
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation time: 18 days
Fermentation temperature: 14°C
Maceration technique: prefermentation maceration at 10°C
Maceration time: 4 hours
Alcohol: 12.1% vol.
Residual sugar: 2.8 g/l
Acidity: 3.70 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