To produce the Blanc de Mandó Les Prunes Celler del Roure soft pressing and cold fermentation of the must with indigenous yeasts are carried out. This is fermented as would be done with a white wine, direct pressing without maceration and without contact with the skins. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging in old underground clay amphorae for 6 months.
Les Prunes is a white wine produced from the red skinned Mandó grape from the same vineyards as used in Safra which is harvested early to enitice fresh and the delicate Mediterranean style flavours.
Celler del Roure have become the pioneer of quality wine in Valencia. Owner Pablo Calatayud is committed to nurturing and championing the indigenous varieties of the region, most notably the Mando and Verdil grapes, both of which have been on the edge of extinction. Pablo has realised that these indigenous grapes are worth saving and, treated properly, can create wines of wonderful quality, freshness and concentration. Paying meticulous care in the vineyard and winery reduces the need for sulphur additions meaning his wines are verging on “natural”. Whilst in the cellar he makes use of Spanish amphorae called tinajas to ferment some of his wines to preserve their characteristic freshness and elegance creating pure and delicious wines with distinct flavours.