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Mart

Gramona

Mart Bottle
Appellation
Penedès
Variety
Xarel-lo Vermell
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE) and biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
220 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, lightly crushed, 48-hour maceration, pressed, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
3 months in stainless steel tanks

Overview

With their historical interest in the indigenous Xarel.lo and growing scientific evidence of its vital importance for the longevity of their sparkling wines, Gramona has begun to study the massale diversity of this variety in their own vineyards. While the majority of their Xarel.lo turns a golden color when ripe, a small percentage appears at some point to have mutated to a pink-skin version of the grape – predominantly in the 2 ha, southeast-facing, parcel of Les Solanes. The pale color of this rosé comes from a 48-hour maceration before pressing. With this additional skin contact, combined with the already high levels of antioxidants present in the juice of this variety, Mart cannot only be enjoyed in its youth (peaches and strawberries) but it has the capacity to develop for several years in the bottle as more pink peppercorn nuances emerge.

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Penedès
  • Proprietor
    Familia Gramona
  • Winemaker
    Jaume Gramona
  • Size / Elevation
    72 hectares / 100-400 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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