La Serra 2019£24.00
Region: Penedes, Spain
Viticulture: Organic, Biodynamic
Style: White Wine
100% Xarel·lo, 2 weeks skin maceration stainless steel.
Before establishing La Salada in 2012, Toni Carbó built Mas Candí with his friend Ramón Jané. Toni farms 20 hectares of his family’s vines, making wine from just 5 hectares of select parcels, selling off the rest in bulk.
Having been farmed sustainably for generations by Toni’s father and grandfather, without chemicals and mechanical farming, the vineyards offer an pure expression soil and vine. The vineyards are on clay and limestone soils at 300m altitude, untilled, keeping cover crops, grasses, herbs and flowers to shade and keep moisture in the soil and maintain biodiversity within the environment, lending complexity in the wines. Toni makes no additions, sulphites included, to any of his wines, and is farming organically and practicing biodynamic methods. His wines are fresh, characterful and lively, continually working to make the best possible wines without sulphites.
La Salada wines were made in the Mas Candí bodega until 2017, and there has been a clear influence and exchange of styles between.