Partida Creus XL 2018
Origin: Catalunya, Spain
100% Xarel-lo from Catalunya, Spain. Nothing added, nothing removed. Fermented with native yeasts. No SO2, no fining, no filtering, no skin-contact. Let this wine open up a bit (heck, decant it!) for a beautiful rich texture and flavors of lemon curd, limestone, and orchard fruit.
Partida Creus are one of the most impressive natural producers in Spain. The winery was founded by Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerona, an Italian couple from Piedmont. Both architects who initially moved to Barcelona before settling in the Massís de Bonastre (Baix Penedés). Their focus is on organic viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking, and their vineyard holdings are mostly old vines of indigenous varieties.