Cosmic Vinyaters Encarinyades 2020
A blend to explore the potential of Carignan, both red and white - 80% Carinyena Blanca, 15% Carinyena Negra, 5% Carinyena Gris. Grapes are grown organically with some biodynamic techniques on parcels within 8ha of estate vineyards in Empordà at and elevation of 290m over granitic sand. Grapes are hand harvested, partially destemmed and partial maceration with skins and stems for 5 days and pressed. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeast 85% in stainless tanks and 15% stainless steel in amphora. Aged on fine lees for 4 months in stainless. Limited production with 2,770 bottles annually.
Motivation: "To recover the genetics of the white, red and gray Carignan and play with all of them. Re-interpret their magic, enjoy their complicity game. To try to make a wine that shows the delicacy and depth of some native varieties that are the heritage of the Empordà. To plant new vines for future generations." - Supplier notes