Anima Mundi - 2021 - Cami dels Xops Pet Nat
Anima Mundi - 2021 - Cami dels Xops Pet Nat

Macabeu, Xarel-lo

Catalunya, Spain

Through single parcels and the most respectful of farming and winemaking, Agustí Torello Roca is here to reveal the soul of the Alt Penedès. Agustí founded Anima Mundi in 2015 with this guiding principle: through keen observation of the land, one is able to display the true expression of grape and place. In addition to Anima Mundi, Agustí is the head winemaker for his family's winery AT Roca, which focuses on terroir-driven champagne-method sparkling wines within the newly formed D.O. Classic Penedès and at their new project, Sileo, which focuses on expressing the terruño of Cornudella in Montsant with wines of Garnacha and Cariñena. Intent on displaying the true essence of these particular microclimates of Penedès, Agustí works without any additions (including sulfur) or interventions in the winery; he uses clay anfora, concrete and used French oak barrels for fermentations and aging; and the finished wines are not fined or filtered. All fruit for this project comes from their certified organic estate vineyards, as Agustí believes that lively wines can only come from lively soils. Of the mindset that the ancestral method is also the truest way to showcase terroir, all of the sparkling wines are made in this style, but Agustí ages the Noguer Baix in bottle – a rarity in the wide world of Petillant Naturel-style wines. (Josè Pastor)

A blend of Macabeu and Xarel-lo from two adjoining parcels. The grapes are wild yeast fermented in stainless steel tanks and old 225L French oak barrels, and bottled before primary fermentation has completely finished (with about 20g/L residual sugar) in the métode ancestral style.