Grapes: Macabeo, Parellada Style: Orange ABV: 12.3% Any added sulphites: No Filtered: No Method: Organic Size: 75cl
Spritzy, rustic golden nectar bursting with complex minerality and citrus flavours.
A blend of Macabeo and Parellada grapes from vines young and old - planted over clay, limestone and sand 450 metres above sea level in Vilalba dels Arcs, Catalonia. Pressed directly, before a nine month ageing in vat, the result carries a gentle spritz and features delicate flavours of sea salt, minerals and lemon, making for an invigorating aperitif. It is a vivid hazy shade of gold with aromas of chalk and citrus that jump out of the glass.
Laureano Serres is a legend of the Catalan wine scene. His home and cellar are based in El Pinell de Brai, a hot, dusty little town that looks like something out of a Spaghetti Western and serves as the unlikely birthplace of the region’s lively wine scene. A pioneer who has been influential in inspiring others in the area to return to their winemaking roots, Laureano was also there the night the Brutal Wine Corporation was founded and is an organiser of one of Europe’s most talked about wine fairs, H20 Vegetal. His spirit, sense of community and love of life are both legendary and infectious. He now farms six hectares of vineyards spread over parcels in El Pinell at around 170 metres of altitude and higher up in the Terra Alta, where they reach some 500 metres above sea level. There is little topsoil, meaning the vines dig right into the limestone bedrock below. The terroir lends the wines a freshness and complexity that is not always common in this part of the world.