Recaredo Intens Rosat embodies the chromatic intensity achieved by grapes in the Mediterranean region. A focus on authenticity yields a sparkling wine that is dry, lively and enticing, defining an essentially gastronomical style.
Made exclusively with grapes from our own vineyards located in the Bitlles Valley Highlands (Coster del Bitlles), in the county of the Alt Penedès, Barcelona.
The vines grow in highly calcareous, loamy soils (balance between sands, silts and clays). In the lower areas there is a tendency towards loamy-clay texture soils, and in the upper part there is an abundance of stones and gravel.
Cultivated according to the principles of biodynamic viticulture – a step beyond organic. The biodynamic approach allows us to make wines that are rich in nuances, have excellent ageing potential, and respect the landscape they come from.
We let plant cover grow spontaneously between the vines. This cover crop plays a crucial role loosening the soil, regulating water retention and drainage (essential in a dry farming system), and helping to foster biodiversity.
Infusions of medicinal plants are applied to the vines to control the presence of fungus in the vineyard and strengthen the vine’s defences.
Thanks to the excellent work done by our team, we collected the bunches with a very good, fresh and natural acidity. The high temperatures and unusual drought forced us to begin the harvest on 12 August, ending on the 30th (just 18 days of harvest).
Mother Nature made it difficult for us; the grapes ripened extremely quickly so the controls were increased and the team of vintagers expanded to meet the ideal harvesting deadline. Our work against the clock was worth it as we obtained grapes with the ideal graduation and sanitary parameters.
Harvesting was done completely by hand to maintain the properties of the grapes used for a long-aged sparkling wine.
Less production, greater expressiveness and quality.
The colour is obtained by macerating the must with the red grape skins for six hours. To enhance structure and elegance, 11 % of the blend consists of wines aged for two months in oak casks.
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.
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 Intens Rosat 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||Grenache, Monastrell, Pinot Noir|
|Denomination of Origin||D.O. Cava|
|Aging||Desde 30 mesos|