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A single-variety wine made with 100% Sauvignon blanc grapes. As this is a universal variety, it goes well with a wide range of cuisines. Because of its marked characteristics, it can be paired with fish, meat stews and nuts.
A wine made with the Sauvignan Blanc variety from our estates: Sumarroca (near Sant Sadurní d’Anoia) and Sabartés (adjoining Llorenç del Penedès) estates.
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.
The aroma includes notes of tropical fruit such as passion fruit together with sweet Mediterranean fruit like vine peaches and fresh grapefruit. Fresh and flavourful in the mouth, with the same notes as in the nose. Fresh and aromatic finish.
Estate name: Sauvignon Blanc from the Sumarroca and Sabartés estates
Vineyard area: 5.4 ha
Soil composition: Clay, gravel and limestone. Poor in organic matter.
Training: Double Royat
Altitude: 100-250 m.
Exposure: South on the Sumarroca estate and southeast on the Sabartés estate
Production/hectare: 3,982 kg
Year planted: 1986- 1996
Winemaking and ageing
Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest: 22 August on the Sabartés estate and 24 August on the Sumarroca estate
First vintage of this wine: 1990
Number of bottles: 18,000
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation time: 21 days
Fermentation temperature: 14°C
Maceration method: Prefermentation maceration at 10°C
Maceration time: 4 hours
Alcohol: 13.6% vol.
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/l
Acidity: 4.1 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