Partida Creus 2018 'CX' Cartoixa Vermell Espumoso Ancestral, Penedes (Massis de Bonastre)
Item Number: 14154
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Vino de Espana
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Cartoixa Vermell
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 10.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Location: This wine is from Baix Penedès (Maritime Penedès). Baix Penedès is characterized by its low-altitude location next to the Mediterranean Sea and beneath the coastal mountain range. The climate here is more consistent, Mediterranean and warm.
Winemaking Notes: The CX (short for the grape Cartoixa Vermell) is vinified with no added sulfites. The grape skin maceration is long before bottling 1 or 2 days into fermentation with native yeast. The wine ferments in bottle until dry. Cartoixa Vermell (aka Red Xarel-lo) is an almost extinct local variety. Massimo and Antonella have revitalized an abandoned plot.
Tasting Notes: Wine displays a peppery nose and tons of fruit on the palate.