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Xarel.lo 2019 – Masia Cabellut

Light & Crispy Whites

The Xarel.lo (auto-tone grape variety from Catalugna region) has a bright yellow color in the glass, with tropical notes at the nose such as Jonagold apple and guava. The wine at the palate is complex, expressing apple, pear, gooseberry, anis, elderflower, and fennel. The wine is also minerally, leaving a refreshing aftertaste, The grapes are hand-picked, and the wine goes under a concrete egg (shape of the vessel) and oak barrel aging to add extra complexity to the wine.


Availability: 30 in stock


Availability: 30 in stock

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Masia Cabellut is located in Northern Spain – in the small welcoming town of Masllorenç, 50km South of the vibrant Barcelona. It’s just 20km away from the Mediterranean Coast, so you can admire the sea view just from a few steps to the “peaks” of the Masia Cabellut Valley. It is on the border of two famous wine regions – Penedés and Tarragona.Masia Cabellut began its history as early as the 12th century, but the documents with the official print and a signature of recognition by the King of Spain came in place in 1745 with the owner Josep Bondo de la Bisbal del Penedes. At the end of the 18th century, it was an important hostel for pilgrims and other travelers on the old Roman Road. Now masia Cabellut belongs to two European families – Johnsen and van Buitenen.There are 30 hectares of land, of which 5 hectares with old and young vines, at around 65 to 7 years of age. These are the traditional Cava varieties Xarel.lo, Macabeu and Parellada. Recent planted vines, that are more known internationally include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnatxa, and Chardonnay. All our wine labels were made by a Belgian artist, Mia Bruyninckx, precisely etching the leaves of each of our grape vines. “Over the past two years, we have worked hard to improve the vineyard, by adding extra nutrients to enrich the soil and by planting a diverse carpet of flowers between the vines. These flowers benefit the biodiversity of our domain, and our recently placed beehives, which play a key role in the pollination of our cover crops. We are also very happy with this as it adds a touch of beauty to the scenery.They also help the vines and olive trees with better fertilization and extra protection against fungal diseases during flowering. Due to the current climate and global warming, we have constructed irrigation canals. In addition, we have planted an extra hectare of Garnatxa due to the high demand for this wine and this grape variety thrives perfectly on the domain. Our Garnaxta 2019/2020 has already reached 4.2 on Vivino and is sold out! With our first Vintage 2019, we achieved three ‘very good’ and two ‘very good/good’ accolades in the special supplement about wines from Spain in Perswijn in June 2022.Our boutique vineyard is highly aware of the needs of nature and wants to return as much as we get from our planet, thus sustainability is essential in our business model and in our choice of partners. We use for example only plant-based closures, made with sugarcane-based polymers to minimize the impact on the environment.Only products, allowed in organic farming are used in the vineyard and winery. We avoid chemical products in all the processes and try to limit the excessive use of copper sulfate and sulfites. Our future goal is to convert our organic vineyard into a biodynamic vineyard, with even more respect for our environment and a greater balance between farming and nature.The latest technologies and best hygienic practices are used in both vineyards and wineries to produce our wines in premium quality. We achieve the highest quality wines due to the use of clean materials, protection against oxidation, and good temperature control during the entire vinification process.We try several methods with various types of wood, exploring different intensities in order to discover the impact on our sparkling wine. Furthermore, we limit the use of sulfites in all our wines due to the use of specifically and recently discovered microorganisms, who act as bio-agents, protect against spoilage and improve flavor profiles.”Anse & Nico

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