Clos Lentiscus 2016 Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, Penedes DO
Item Number: 13543
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Penedes DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Malvasia de Sitges
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
This Blanc de Blancs is made from Malvasia de Sitges or Greco di Subur as mentioned on label. Fermentation occurs with native yeast. Stainless steel is used for primary fermentation. Then the wine is aged in French barriques before secondary fermentation in bottle. The bottles are riddled by hand and aged for 30 months before disgorgement without dosage. The wine is neither fined nor filtered. No sulfites are added.
Featured in the Punch article "The New Cava Isn’t Called Cava"
"Though his groundbreaking pét-nats shouldn’t be missed, Manel Aviñó’s Champagne-method take on the rare Malvasia de Sitges grape showcases his mastery of classical forms. Wildly aromatic (think chamomile and thyme) and honeyed in its concentration, it’s always one of the region’s standouts, cut through with chiseled acidity and a fennel-like pop of freshness."