Clos Lentiscus - 2018 - Litrona Penedes Red (1L)
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Red$20-$50
Clos Lentiscus - 2018 - Litrona Penedes Red (1L)

Sumoll

Catalunya, Spain

After years of making the wines for Bodegas Nadal, Manel left his comfortable position there and returned home to recover his family’s domaine and continue the work of generations past. Founded in the 14th century, the farmhouse of Can Ramon was always tied to the world of wine through commerce with Southern France and the American colonies. But during the 19th and 20th centuries, with the scourge of phylloxera, industrialization and the Spanish Civil War, the property went into decline. In 2001, Manel and his brother Joan began this ambitious project to recover the brilliance that the estate once enjoyed. Farming without the use of pesticides or herbicides and following the moon’s cycles for planting, pruning, harvesting and bottling, their winemaking took a huge turn when Manel’s wife was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She could no longer drink the wines he made until he stopped using sulfur in any of his cuvées. All wines fermented with native yeasts for primary and secondary fermentation in bottle and for the tirage on the sparkling they’re using rosemary honey from their own bees. (Selections de la Viña)

Hand harvested with 5 days of skin maceration (stems included). Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in old foudre and amphora. Aged in amphora and old foudre for only a few months after harvest.