Vineyard sites: CAL ROGET JOVE 1988
AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES: Organic viticulture via the Permaculture System. The vineyards are not ploughed (they are treated like a forest).
HARVEST: Handpicked on 7th November 2012.
VARIETY: Macabeu 100%
TOTAL ACIDITY: 8 g/l. NO ADDED SULPHITES.
CAL ROGET JOVE 1988
• Training system: Double Cordon Royat
• Pruning system: Spur
• Variety: Macabeu
• Planted in: 1988
• Planting layout: 285 cm x160 cm
• Orientation: 282 WNW
• GPS Coordinates: N41º24,242′ E1º38,811
• Vineyard altitude: 310 m above sea level.
This is the 5th organic dessert wine that has been certified by the D.O. Penedès. It is a highly expressive QUALITY WINE PRODUCED IN A PARTICULAR REGION (in the Catalan language VI DE QUALITAT PRODUIT EN REGIO DETERMINADA or V.Q.P.D.R). The optimal moment to harvest is decided by observing the bees. The fruit clusters were handpicked on fruit days and vinified following the canons of the Lunar Calendar 2012 -2013. The clusters come from old vines and vineyards that have not been ploughed for more than 7 years. The SPIDERS in the vineyards act as a natural insecticide. There are approximately 15 spiders per hectare that weave webs with a width of 40 to 70 cm that reach from row to row trapping the much-feared Piral butterflies and moths. The weeds are crushed by means of a roller and then cut away (this means no dust or fine particles are scattered into the air). The overripe Macabeu Botrytis-affected grapes (Mediterranean Botrytis or Noble Rot) have been left out to dry like raisins and crushed in a classical vertical basket press. They are then macerated, fermented and the wine is left on its fine lees in new French oak barrels (Allier) for 30 months at a low temperature to enable us to extract and maintain the aromas. After the barrel aging process, the wine is bottled in 500 ml ceramic containers (this material preserves the wine from the negative effects of light). The bottle is therefore corked with a technological cork stopper (DIAM MITIK) and sealed with wax. The bottle aging process is done underwater in a vertical position in underground deposits in non-negative geo-biological zones (NEVER PLACED OVER CURRY LINES). This wine does not contain any added sulphites.
If the bottle has been SHAKEN, LAID DOWN in a horizontal position or TRANSPORTED IN NON-FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS, it should be left for a minimum of 2 days to settle in a VERTICAL position. At no moment should the bottle be stored in a horizontal position, as the wine would be served in a hazy or non-clear state. Best served without disturbing the contents of the bottle. THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THE WINE HAS NOT BEEN FILTERED.
Best type of glass to be served in:
• RIEDEL 446/5 (Riedel Restaurant-Chardonnay/Viogner Series)
The product is presented in wooden boxes certified with the Health and Safety Rules and Regulations NIMF-15.
In appearance, this wine is of a copper colour.
On the nose, we can find cooked raisins with sweet soft aromas.
On the palate, this wine is long, intense and complex with a perfect balance between the alcohol, sweetness and acidity.
Serving temperature: 6 – 8ºC
Storage temperature: 6 – 18ºC
Superbly paired with aperitifs.
Blue cheeses like Camembert or Camanzola go extremely well with this wine. Foie Gras, chocolates with a high percentage of cocoa and all types of cakes are other excellent options.