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VAL0717RW
Valldolina
UVALA
2017
Penedes
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

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Penedes, the coastal region at the heart of Catalunya about 40km south of Barcelona, is perhaps best known for its huge contribution to Cava production. Here white grapes predominate - particularly Xarel-lo and Macabeo, as well as the more fragrant international varieties - gown on well drained soils in both continental and maritime climates. Though typically mild, warm and Mediterranean within lies three separate zones, split according to altitude, distance from the sea and soil type; from the coastal Baix Penedes through Penedes Central to the Alt Penedes. Xarel-lo here is like nothing else offering the perfect balance of smooth, silky, medium bodied wines, fruity and aromatic with fresh acidity and alcohol.

In the heart of the Alt Penedes, at an altitude of some 400m, is the small and remote town of Olesa de Bonesvalls. Here, in the Can Tutusaus estate (est. 1348), you'll find the tiny winery of Valldolina and its 11 organic hectares of vineyards. But for the vines the estate is a forest of pine and oak trees, brooms, fennel, rosemary, thyme, lavender and many other Mediterranean plants typical of the protected and diverse ecosystem of the Penedes Garraf. A family winery, the son Raimon is the winemaker and is young, passionate and excitable. In 1998 they chose to farm fully organically fully benefitting from the year-round sunshine, wild biodiversity of the Garraf and a fresh wind from the Ordal mountains.

Tasting note: DECANT for 1H. Very pointed; fresh; dark red fruit nose with underlying notes of raspberry coulis; graphite and chocolate shavings. It has a high citrus acidity up front with lots of cranberries; plum; hoisin and red berries. The chocolate comes through again; with fine peppery tannins and a real burst of juicy; tangy acidity.
Winemaking Detail: 100% from the plot of El Sumidor. Hand picked at the end of September. Destemmed. Fermentation with wild yeasts in a small SST (1000 lit capacity), usually used to store milk, in order to be able to work manually. Maceration and skin contact for 10 days with only two punch downs. Elevage in French oak barrels for 12 months. No chemical additions, including SO2, are added. Unfiltered.
Features Cranberry Chocolate High-acidity Fresh

Features Features:, Chocolate, Cranberry, Fresh, High acidity, Tangy,
Tasting note DECANT for 1H. Very pointed, fresh, dark red fruit nose with underlying notes of raspberry coulis, graphite and chocolate shavings. It has a high citrus acidity up front with lots of cranberries, plum, hoisin and red berries. The chocolate comes through again, with fine peppery tannins and a real burst of juicy, tangy acidity.
Drink with
Chinese food, Duck, Woodcock,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Penedes
Producer Valldolina
Wine Name UVALA
Style Red
Vintage 2017
Main Grape Marselan
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 700
Aging 12 months in used French oak
Soil Calcareous clay; poor soils
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail 100% from the plot of El Sumidor. Hand picked at the end of September. Destemmed. Fermentation with wild yeasts in a small SST (1000 lit capacity), usually used to store milk, in order to be able to work manually. Maceration and skin contact for 10 days with only two punch downs. Elevage in French oak barrels for 12 months. No chemical additions, including SO2, are added. Unfiltered.

VAL0717RW
Valldolina
UVALA
2017
Penedes
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

Penedes, the coastal region at the heart of Catalunya about 40km south of Barcelona, is perhaps best known for its huge contribution to Cava production. Here white grapes predominate - particularly Xarel-lo and Macabeo, as well as the more fragrant international varieties - gown on well drained soils in both continental and maritime climates. Though typically mild, warm and Mediterranean within lies three separate zones, split according to altitude, distance from the sea and soil type; from the coastal Baix Penedes through Penedes Central to the Alt Penedes. Xarel-lo here is like nothing else offering the perfect balance of smooth, silky, medium bodied wines, fruity and aromatic with fresh acidity and alcohol.

In the heart of the Alt Penedes, at an altitude of some 400m, is the small and remote town of Olesa de Bonesvalls. Here, in the Can Tutusaus estate (est. 1348), you'll find the tiny winery of Valldolina and its 11 organic hectares of vineyards. But for the vines the estate is a forest of pine and oak trees, brooms, fennel, rosemary, thyme, lavender and many other Mediterranean plants typical of the protected and diverse ecosystem of the Penedes Garraf. A family winery, the son Raimon is the winemaker and is young, passionate and excitable. In 1998 they chose to farm fully organically fully benefitting from the year-round sunshine, wild biodiversity of the Garraf and a fresh wind from the Ordal mountains.

Tasting note: DECANT for 1H. Very pointed; fresh; dark red fruit nose with underlying notes of raspberry coulis; graphite and chocolate shavings. It has a high citrus acidity up front with lots of cranberries; plum; hoisin and red berries. The chocolate comes through again; with fine peppery tannins and a real burst of juicy; tangy acidity.
Winemaking Detail: 100% from the plot of El Sumidor. Hand picked at the end of September. Destemmed. Fermentation with wild yeasts in a small SST (1000 lit capacity), usually used to store milk, in order to be able to work manually. Maceration and skin contact for 10 days with only two punch downs. Elevage in French oak barrels for 12 months. No chemical additions, including SO2, are added. Unfiltered.
Features Cranberry Chocolate High-acidity Fresh

Features Features:, Chocolate, Cranberry, Fresh, High acidity, Tangy,
Tasting note DECANT for 1H. Very pointed, fresh, dark red fruit nose with underlying notes of raspberry coulis, graphite and chocolate shavings. It has a high citrus acidity up front with lots of cranberries, plum, hoisin and red berries. The chocolate comes through again, with fine peppery tannins and a real burst of juicy, tangy acidity.
Drink with
Chinese food, Duck, Woodcock,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Penedes
Producer Valldolina
Wine Name UVALA
Style Red
Vintage 2017
Main Grape Marselan
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 700
Aging 12 months in used French oak
Soil Calcareous clay; poor soils
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail 100% from the plot of El Sumidor. Hand picked at the end of September. Destemmed. Fermentation with wild yeasts in a small SST (1000 lit capacity), usually used to store milk, in order to be able to work manually. Maceration and skin contact for 10 days with only two punch downs. Elevage in French oak barrels for 12 months. No chemical additions, including SO2, are added. Unfiltered.