Celler La Salada El Pagès Content Blanc 2021

Regular price $27.00 $27.00 Sale

Macabeu, Parellada, Xarello

Organic/Biodynamic

Penedes, Spain

Toni Carbó built Mas Candí with his best friend and business partner Ramón Jané before starting Celler La Salada in 2012. His family’s estate soils ring with life; they’ve been farmed sustainably for generations, untouched by chemicals. Their vineyards are not tilled; this is true minimal intervention agriculture. The objective is to have the highest variety life in the soil and create a natural balance within the environment. Toni’s old vines express Vi Català as it was when his grandfather made it: fresh, characterful, and lively. No additions, including sulfur, whatsoever in any of his wines and now biodynamics are being practiced.

Direct pressing and co-ferment for one month inside a cairons, a large, old-school Catalan underground fermenter lined with tile, used by previous generations of La Salada family and recovered in 2018. Kept in the cairons for four months’ aging after ferment. 5% of the Xarel•lo was macerated on the skins for two weeks. 2021 was a drought year, so more Macabeu and Montònec (Parellada) were used than Xarel•lo in this bottling - the former are planted on more fertile soils and have better yields in water-strained years. In general, the Pagès Content wines are meant to honor the Catalan farming families of the past who worked the land as a vocation with enthusiasm and love. They’re the inspiration for these easygoing wines, based on whichever fruit the year grants. Unfined, unfiltered, no additions including zero SO2.