For almost a century, Recaredo has maintained a firm commitment to produce terroir wines that reflect the landscapes of the Alt Penedès (Barcelona) as honestly and transparently as possible. They make only vintage Brut Nature Cavas with a distinctive character marked by long ageing.
Recaredo's wines are both organic and biodynamic; they let plant cover grow spontaneously between the vines. This cover crop plays a crucial role, fostering biodiversity, loosening the soil, and regulating water retention and drainage (essential in the dry farming system practised).
Grapes were harvested from Recaredo’s Serral del Vell estate in the Bitlles Valley Highlands. Serral del Vell hillock is a mainly calcareous terrain characterised by disjointed landscapes in the county of the Alt Penedès, Barcelona.
Key winemaking features: 53% Xarel-lo, 47% Macabeu. Manually harvested; all Xarel-lo component aged in oak casks; secondary fermentation in bottle (as with all Cava and Champagne); aged in bottle for a minimum of 8 years; riddled and disgorged by hand.
Recaredo describe this as a "well-upholstered wine with green plum and apple aromas". The palate is deep, pure, structured, vinous, long and rich with resonant acidity. Matches best with charcuterie, oysters or white meats.