Mas del Serral 2011
Mas del Serral comes from the old grapes of Xarel·lo and Bastard Negre coplanted at Clos del Serral 80 years ago. These 1.92 ha of vineyards are only cared by man with the help of two horses, the grapes are harvested with boxes and a second selection grain by grain takes place in Mas del Seral Garage; the wine ends with a quiet rest of 100 months on its lees.
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A superior source of white grapes for the production of Spain’s prized sparkling wine, Cava, the Penedes region is part of Catalunya and sits just south of Barcelona. Medio Penedès is the most productive source of the Cava grapes, Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada. Penedes also grows Garnacha and Tempranillo (here called Ull de Llebre in Catalan), for high quality reds and rosès.
Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.