Partida Creus VN (Vinel Lo) Magnum
Regular price $69.00
Winemaker: Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerosa
Appellation: Massís de Bonastre, Biax Penedès, Catalunya, Spain
Grape Varieties: Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, Sumoll, Trepat, Cinsaut
A massive blend of most of the native grapes that they organically grow on calcareous clay soils. Trepat, Sumoll, Garrut, Queixal de Llop (crazy mutation of Sumoll with elongated grain and very large berries meaning "wolf's tooth"), Ull de Perdiu, and Garnacha hand. At the winery, the grapes macerate with the stems and after the stomping, the musts ferment one after the other. They are added subsequently, extending the wine's fermentation as a whole. Native yeast fermentation followed by malo. 7 months in stainless steel tanks before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, and zero SO2. Named after a style of wine called vinel-lo, a low alcohol table wine made with grape pomace. Juicy, fruity and fresh wine. Takes a chill perfectly and makes you question everything you "think" you know about Spanish wine - this stuff is delicious. Annual production is 10,000 Liters.
The name Partida Creus is a reference to the crosses used to separate holdings back in the day. Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerosa are an italian couple from Piedmont making wines in Massís de Bonastre in the Baix Penedés. They’re recovering old vines in the area, in some cases unwanted and abandoned due to low yields and unknown varietals, farming them organically and producing grapes of extreme quality and concentration. They make natural wines without adding anything in the cellar. Zilch! Native yeast, natural acidity, no sulfur. All of their wines are fresh across the board, high acid/low alcohol.