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Conca Del Ríu Anoia

'de la Finca' Single Vineyard Sparkling 2019


A single vineyard expression, from very limey, lean soil: it’s all about limestone, limestone, limestone: olive brine salinity, preserved scallop shells and sour stones provide the mineral backbone. 60% Xarel.lo, 25% Macabeu and 15% Parellada, which are fermented in stainless separately, then blended before secondary fermentation. The wine spends a minimum of 30 month on lees in bottle before disgorging. No added sugar is added after disgorgement. 

Earthy and golden, toasty and generous but beautifully edged with a crunchy green
apple finish. Mineral, with jasmine, garden weeds, honeysuckle and waxy pollen. A
faux sweetness of syrup-soaked gooseberries, pistachio husk, golden bread crust then
acidity and maritime minerality. The finish is long and persistent and speaks of ocean
floors of eras gone by, as this is a wine of place, and that place is all fossils!