VN R, 2020, Baix Penedès
Region: Baix Penedès, Spain
Grape: Garnatxa, Ull de Perdiu, Sumoll, Queixal de Llop, Samsó, Garrut, Trepat
Farming: Organic, biodynamic
Soil type: Calcareous clay
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: Foot crushed and fermented on indigenous yeast. Short maceration period
Ageing: 7 months in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker(s): Antonella Gerosa and Massimo Marchiori
Explosive & juicy, yet deep and fluid. A 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.