Mas Candi - "DESIG" Xarel-lo Penedes Blanc 2022 750ml (12.5% ABV)

Mas Candi - "DESIG" Xarel-lo Penedes Blanc 2022 750ml (12.5% ABV)

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Mas Candí is a joint venture between Ramon Jané, Mercè Cuscó, and Toni Carbo, three Catalunya natives passionate about organic / chemical-free farming. Ramon and Toni first met at oenology school at Camp Joliu in Penedès back in 1988. By the time their 1994 graduation rolled around, the pair were quite good friends. In addition to sharing mentalities on farming and viticultural practices, both Ramon and Tony hailed from vine-growing families in Spain.

56 year-old bush-trained Xarel.lo

limestone plot @ 300 m,  ridge overlooking Sant Sadurní d'Anoia which is blasted by cold winds, resulting in a long growing season.

a really excellent alternative for Chardonnay lovers, fuller bodied and weighty but kept in balance with fresh acidity, yellow flowers, pear, golden apples, fennel, broad, chalky minerality, bright and crisp finish, 

580 cs produced

region: Penedes, Spain

varietal: Xarel-Lo

style: fuller bodied white

farming/cellar: organic and biodynamic, hand Picked, pressed, and given 24 hours of skin-contact before spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel (but this does not show any skin contact or drink at all like an orange wine - this is a clean & classic white wine). Aged for 7 months on the fine lees in stainless steel with regular battonage, unfined, unfiltered. Minimal added so2

pairing: grilled sardines with preserved lemon on crusty bread with olive oil