About The Wine
Highlighting the different soil types that Cellar Pardas farm, this wine showcases local indigenous variety Xarel.lo, grown in nutrient poor limestone, and Malvasia from their vineyards grown on rich alluvial soil.
It’s a dichotomy of sorts, lots of mineral complexity from the Xarel.lo, balanced out by small quantities of rich full-flavoured Malvasia. This gives the wine an almost Rieslingesque lime character, in harmony with more tropical full-flavour complexity.
This is a wine with a linear structure, a harmonious blending of two varieties, grape styles and structures. It’s a wine that takes you somewhere… somewhere really nice.
About Celler Pardas
Part of the new wave of producers from around Catalonia, Celler Pardas, purchased their property in 1996, but didn’t produce their first estate wines until 2004.
Ramón Parera and Jordi Arnan are the vignerons behind this project, they started with a blank slate, clearing scrubland on their property, and planting cuttings to create their vineyards from scratch. Farming organically their dry-grown vineyards range across three main areas of differing soil types, clay, rich alluvial, and limestone. Each micro-zone grows the grapes which are best suited to the soil variations, and the wines they want to make.
Jordy and Ramón are emphatic in declaring themselves viticulturalists not winemakers. They only produce wines from fruit they grow themselves, with their property not only being their home, but also their “cultural landscape”.