SP, 2020, Baix Penedès

SP, 2020, Baix Penedès

Partida Creus

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Region: Baix Penedès, Spain
Grape: Subirat Parent
Average age of vines: 70 years
Farming: Organic, biodynamic
Soil type: Calcarious Clay
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: Whole bunch, direct press. Fermented on indigenous yeast
Ageing: 3months on lees in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker(s): Antonella Gerosa and Massimo Marchiori

A Malvasia clone (native to Catalonia!) gone crazy - this is quite possibly its only bottling. Bright pithy acidity offsets sherried (oxidative!) notes or candied orange. Another Creus banger.

Partida Creus makes wine from dozens of indigenous grape varieties grown on old-vines in the region. Their yields are low; the flavour concentration and complexity high.

All of the vineyards are cared for organically (implementing some biodynamic practices), by hand; and, with the help of their trusty horse and donkey.

In the cellar, their intentionally hands-off approach continues. The wines are fermented with native yeasts and are never fined, filtered or sulphured.