Grape(s): 40% Macabeu, 30% Xarel-lo, 30% Garnatxa, 10% Malvasia
Localization: Penedès, Spain
Tasting Notes: A lush white with plenty of citrus fruit, pleasant creaminess, and a saline touch reminiscent of its Mediterranean terroir.
Notes: Vinified in 15,000-liter stainless steel tanks for 30 days with only indigenous yeasts. After which, the wine goes into concrete tanks for 3 months for malolactic fermentation and battonage. The wine is unfined and goes through a soft paper filter to remove tartaric particles. Lightly sulfured at bottling.
The Domain: Owned by the Suriol family, Cellers de Can Suriol del Castell is known for making wines and vintage Cava with personality in the organic wine-making tradition. All of their wines are estate bottled. The Can Suriol vineyards and winery are situated in Alt Penedes, Province of Barcelona, Catalunya. This region is justifiably famous for producing fine wines and cava. The cultivation of the Can Suriol vineyards is done by 100% organic methods as certified by the CCPAE.
The estate is based in Castell de Grabuac, a medieval farmhouse built in the 15th century, where the Suriol family has been farming the property since the 1600s. In 1890, the infamous phylloxera pest killed all their vines, causing the owners to replant all the vineyards with American rootstock some 10 years later.
Today, the Suriol family produces wines under two brands – the bottles sporting their name present a polished, estate-grown fruit, while the Azimut line denotes easy-going fun wines made from Suriols' and their close neighbors’ organic grapes. The family also runs a small rustic hotel and a restaurant as part of the property, offering a complete Mediterranean lifestyle experience to thirsty travelers.