Temps de Flors
The white everyone is looking at
A very special wine intended to be a harmonious blend of the virtues of the three aromatic varieties.
The label is inspired by the road that welcomes visitors to the Sumarroca estate at Sant Sadurní d'Anoia.
The aromatic depth of this wine and its mouth aroma make it suitable for light meals like: salads with white fruits, other fruit and fresh starters.
Temps de Flors is a coupage of three varieties—Muscat, Gewürztraminer and Xarel·lo—grown at our Sumarroca (near Sant Sadurní d’Anoia) and Sabartés (next to Llorenç del Penedès) estates.
The 2012 vintage year was notable for having a very mild winter with little rainfall. In fact, no rain was recorded from the end of November until just before sprouting. Although the winter was mild, sprouting was a few days late since the start of the spring was a little cooler than usual, with a certain amount of rain which ensured adequate plant growth. After the middle of spring, temperatures rose and rainfall dropped sharply. Even still, moderate rainfall of 25-35 litres was recorded during the months of May, June, July and August which, combined with relatively low humidity, ensured adequate maturing and health. In terms of dates, both veraison and ripening were at normal times.
In the bouquet there are suggestions of ripe summer fruit, peaches, pears, lychees and grapes, as well as some more floral notes: jasmine, orange blossom, roses and azaleas. The palate is full-bodied and creamy, with its in-mouth aroma leading to a fine finish. Balanced, rounded flavour. A harmonious combination of sensations.
Estate name: Muscat from Finca Sumarroca and Finca Sabartés; Gewürztraminer and Xarel·lo from Finca Sumarroca
Vineyard surface area: 9.5 ha of Muscat, 3.37 ha of Gewürztraminer and 5.13 ha of Xarel·lo
Soil composition: clay, gravel and calcareous stone. Poor in organic matter
Cordon system: Double Royat (Muscat and Xarel·lo) and Guyot (Gewürztraminer)
Exposure: south at Finca Sumarroca and south-east at Finca Sabartés
Yield/hectare: 6,000 – 9,000 kg
Planting year: 1985-2002
Winemaking and ageing
Varieties: 50 % Muscat, 25 % Gewürztraminer, 25 % Xarel·lo
Grape harvest: Muscat on the 23rd of August, Gewürztraminer on the 21st of August, Xarel·lo on 10th of September
First vintage year for this wine: 2010
Number of bottles: 80,000
Fermentation time: 20-22 days
Fermentation temperature: 14 °C
Maceration technique: pre-fermentation maceration at 10 °C
Maceration time: 2-5 hours
Alcohol: 12.6 % abv.
Residual sugar: 3.7 g/l
Acidity: 3.90 g/l
Owner: Sumarroca Family
Oenologist: Òscar Llombart
Total vineyard hectares: 260
Founded in: 1986
Total production of the winery: 2,500,000 bottles