Sobriety and elegance. Strength and full-bodied character. Our highly calcareous soils and the microclimate of the Serral del Vell hillock give each vintage an unmistakable character. Bursting with strength, harmonious and complete. Crystallised fruits merge with notes of the ripest citrus fruit
Recaredo Brut de Brut is made exclusively with grapes from Recaredo’s Serral del Vell estate, located in the Bitlles Valley Highlands (county of Alt Penedès, Barcelona).
The Serral del Vell hillock is a mainly calcareous terrain of disjointed landscapes. The Serral del Vell estate is characterised by a loamy soil texture (balance between different grades of soil: sands, silts and clays), with an abundance of stones and gravel, which provides good levels of drainage and allows water to deeply penetrate the roots of the vines.
No chemical herbicides or insecticides are used in Recaredo’s vineyards– only natural, organic fertilisers.
We 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 we practise).
This vintageprovided an extremely high level of expressiveness and an unprecedented freshness that guarantees excellence in a long-aged cava. The Mediterranean character is strongly expressed in the form of moderate but irregular rainfall throughout the wine year.
Precise execution of viticulture work in Recaredo is crucial so the vines can recover from the extreme cold of winter and withstand high summer temperatures. The crop is carefully monitored during the harvest period to detect early ripening of the grapes.
Harvesting is done completely by hand to maintain the properties of the grapes used for a long-aged sparkling wine.
• Average yield for Recaredo vineyards in 2006: 35.8 hl/ha
• Upper limit set by the Cava Regulatory Board in 2006: 80 hl/ha
Less production, greater expressiveness and quality.
Vinification, winemaking and ageing are carried out entirely at Recaredo to ensure strict control of the origin of grapes and maximum transparency in production processes. To enhance structure and elegance, all the Xarel·lo grapes are fermented in oak barrels.
To enhance structure and elegance, 7 % of the blend consists of wines that have been aged in oak casks.
The excellence of long-aged wines
Secondary fermentation and bottle ageing are done exclusively with natural cork stoppers, a sustainable, recyclable material from nature, ideal for retaining the original sense of Recaredo’s long-aged wines.
Remuage (riddling) is done by hand on traditional racks.
Manual disgorging without freezing
Disgorging (the art of expelling the lees from the second bottle fermentation that then leaves the wine perfectly clear) is done by hand without freezing the bottle neck by skilled masters: an artisanal, environmentally friendly process.
Recaredo Brut de Brut is a completely dry brut nature sparkling wine with no added sugar.
It should be stored at around 15 ºC. We recommend serving it at 8-10 ºC and opening the bottle a few minutes before serving.
|Location||Sant Sadurní d'Anoia|
|Grape varieties||Macabeu, Xarel·lo|
|Denomination of Origin||Paratge Qualificat|
|Aging||8 years (96 months) in bottle|