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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Catalunya, Spain
People: Joan Valencia, Owner
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Cuvée 3000 is a distributor of Spanish wines in Spain. In 2013, Joan Valencia, owner of Cuvée 3000, collaborated with Ton Rimbau & Manel Avinyò to create the 2013 'Stoln' Xarel-lo.
Here is a letter from Joan Valencia, about this wine:
I don’t doubt that you already know the wines from Ton Rimbau (Porcellànic), which are offered at a quite high price because of a series of details and risks. From my point of view I can affirm that the vineyard of Ton Rimbau is the most alive one in Spain and one of the fullest of energy that I know.
He hasn’t been plowing for years (only intercep), and maintains the soils humidity by covering it each year with a new layer of grass, for an enviable and tremendously living soils texture. Not only doesn’t he use systemic treatments, but neither copper nor sulfur, and its viticulture is impressive. His indigenous sulfites rates are undetectable and he lives totally passionate and excited by his vineyard.
Maybe you know that he doesn’t elaborate the wine himself, which brought him some criticism, but he considers himself as a pure vine grower and lets his good friend Manel Avinyò take in charge the fermentation of his aromatic juices of Xarel·lo.
In 2013 he almost couldn’t elaborate wine for economic reasons and decided to sell his grapes at a quite high price, but under those conditions he couldn’t find anyone interested. That’s why I decided to jump in (I’m his reseller for whole Spain) and buy those grapes in order not to see this elixir gone lost. The latter was to be elaborated by the same Manel Avinyò, and we took the option to go without some processes and materials that Rimbau uses (and which, I don’t doubt it, bring in his wines even more energy and stability).
As in a way I “stole” his grapes, and as some of them come from abandoned confiscated parcels that Rimbau cultivated and recuperated, we chose the name of “Stolen”, but without forgetting to indicate where the grapes come from and who looks after them (raïm means grape in Catalan).
I hope you’ll enjoy this bottle and be pleased by the wine.