6 BOTTLES Cava Brut Joven – Uno de Tres – Álex 2019
This cava, still unnamed, is the youngest of a trilogy of Extra Brut cavas made with grapes from the same vineyards but with different blends and aging time. We want to transfer the characteristics of each terroir and round them by coupage and aging.
Available May '21
Planned launch: April 2021
Type of wine: Dry White
Variety: 40% Xarel·lo, 30% parellada de Alçada, 20% Chardonnay and 10% Old Macabeo.
Planting: Xarel·lo and Macabeo drive in traditional Vas, the other varieties.
Year of planting: Xarel.lo 1954 – Macabeo 1908 – mountain pairing 2002 – Chardonnay 1985
Location: Xarel.lo and Macabeo in the pre-coastal depression of penedès. At 216 meters altitude.
Orientation: Northeast – Southeast
Viticulture: Ecological, precision. Yields between 4,000 and 6,500 Kg / Ha
Harvest: from 2nd September to 1st October. By hand selecting the grapes, in boxes of 15 Kg. Refrigerated in the same vineyard up to 6-8 degrees, with oxygen deficiencies.
Fermentation: At low temperature and in stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: Minimum of 15 months.
Warm and dry year as a whole, with some colder weeks in late winter and early spring. Sporadic rains in spring, and later strong heat strokes in early summer. Summer with the same tonic of heat and scarce rain and with a very high solar irradiation.
The upper area of Font-Rubí, where the parellada is planted, because it surrendered to the effect of thermal inversion did not have the drop so accused of end-of-winter temperature, instead it was affected by heatwaves and high temperature and sunlight during the summer.
Year of special conditions, with late sprouts and strong heat strokes in early summer. Luckily the effect of the extreme temperature was relieved by the reserve of water that had given the rains of April and May and also by the care that was taken when doing the pruning work in green in a gentle way without stripping too much of the grapes for fear of leaving it exposed in excess. The growth of the vines remained active until smallpox, always but in a moderate way and maintaining the balance with the evolution of the grapes which in all varieties had a fast maturation, favoring the maintenance of freshness, primary aromas of fruit and acidity. Due to the effect of the weather conditions on the mountain, it was the parellada grape that had the most accelerated maturation reaching very high sugar content compared to its usual level.