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Terra Vermella

Família Nin-Ortiz

Terra Vermella Bottle
Appellation
Vi Blanc (Penedès)
Variety
Parellada Montonegra
Age of Vines
35
Farming
Certified organic and biodynamic
Soil
Red clay
Altitude
550 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in 300L French oak barrels
Aging
12 months in 300L French oak barrels, then in bottle a few years before release, vegan

Overview

Parellada, the workhorse variety for most Cava blends, is prized for its high acidity, moderate alcohol, and abundant yields. However, few growers have explored the genetic diversity of the variety or have taken the time to deeply study the potential for Parellada when grown in suitable soils and cropped for moderate yields. Enter Carles and Ester, who make homeopathic quantities of a cuvée called Terra Vermella. Named for the red clay soils of a 1-hectare vineyard planted with Parellada Montonegra – the rare, pink-hued mutation of Parellada – Terra Vermella shows the forthrightness and complexity that can be coaxed out of this obscure mutation of an everyday grape variety.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2017 Terra Vermella

Source: WA

93+

2016 Terra Vermella

Source: WA

93

2015 Terra Vermella

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Vi Blanc (Penedès)
  • Proprietor
    Ester Nin & Carles Ortiz
  • Winemaker
    Ester Nin
  • Size / Elevation
    13 hectares / 400–650 meters

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