L’Apical Coll de la Sitja 2017

Fermentation of the flower must that comes from the Macabeu variety, which we find in a perfect State of Health and degree of ripeness. Constant temperature control at 13-16ºC, in order to be able to respect the varietals properties of Macabeu in perfect condition.

Category:
Macabeo is a very useful variety for sparkling wine production. This was our first bet at the beginning of our project. It’s our first wine, that is why we feel a profound respect for this variety. It is not very used for quiet wines. Increasingly, more people dare to work with it and we are happy for that. Our macabeo comes from ancient clones vineyards. This is very important for us and for the result of our wine, since these vineyards were seeded approximately in 1967. In those days small bunches of grapes with thick skin were grown, which are very different from today’s clones plantations. Hand-picking harvest pressed without maceration takes place. At the end of the fermentation process, it is aged in new and old French oak barrels (300 litres) for 4 or 5 months, with regular batônnages (every week). This process has the role to preserve the quality of wine and to evolve within the barrels. Finally, we let the wine rest for 1 year within the bottle, in order to get the right acidity and the perfect oak barrel and fruit flavours.

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Description

Service temperature

We suggest you try it at a temperature between 10 and 12ºC; at this temperature, it allows appreciation of all the aromatic characteristics arising from the aging and from the variety.

Pairing

L’Apical Coll de la Sitja 2017 is the perfect partner for baked fish, cod, steamed shell fish, rice dishes, pasta, white meat, smoked food and strong cheeses.
The freshness, creaminess, softness of this wine it makes it ideal for drinks and toasts.

Tasting notes

Straw yellow white wine with gold reflections, clean and bright, agile in the glass. Good aromatic intensity, marked by the balance of the aromatic variety from the ripeness of the fruit ( peach, apricot, golden apple…)and fine oak bouquet, where we can notice the shy notes of nuts ( raisin nuts, almonds..) and elegant smoke foods. An attractive aromatic range, over a floral shy background, with a mineral and anise flavor. In palate, we enjoy a sweet entry, with a tasty and fruity evolution, under a strict gaze of the oak. Good structure and fleshiness due to the lees work, boasting at the same time the fresh acidity and softness. Long aftertaste, marked by a fine bitterness and a pleasant creaminess, with a dry finish.

Varieties:

Over 35 years old Macabeu, Llorenç del Penedès, Tarragona. Ecological agriculture not certified.

Year:

2017

Alcohol content:

12% vol.

Harvest:

Manual

Bottling:

March 2018

Aging:

Fermented and matured over their lees for 4 months, in French oak barrels with periodic stirring.

Production:

Limited production of 3098 bottles.
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