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Mas Candí "Segunyola"

Spain, Catalunya
2016 VINTAGE
Quantity
Size
750mL
  • Suggested Pairings
  • Poultry
  • Sushi
  • 12% ABV
  • Biodynamic

A reliable aperitif, this Spanish sparkler will give you all the Champagne feels. Both the nose and the palate showcase dried fruit aromas of pear, apple and melon, complemented by refreshing bubbles and high-toned acidity that brings a zesty hint of orange. A satisfyingly bubblesome affair.

Having always sold their grapes to large cava producers, Ramón Jané and his wife Mercé Cuscó, along with oenologist Toni Carbó, broke 500 years of tradition in 2006 when they decided to vinify a portion of their grapes as Mas Candí. They are grape growers first and foremost, tending vineyards on the inland edge of the Garraf massif in Catalunya using biodynamic methods and keeping their production limited. “We adore these vines like children, as viticulture is a laborious act of love,” says Carbó. 

  • Farming Practices: Biodynamic
  • Harvesting Method: Manual
  • Soils: Calcareous clay
  • Fermentation: Spontaneous
  • Yeast: Native
  • Sulfur: 67mg/L of added sulphites
  • Filtration: Direct press, followed by sponteanous fermentaion in stainless steel tanks, after which the wines rests with the lees for 6 months before spontaneous malolactic fermentation
  • Maturation: Aged for 50 months in bottle on the fine lees