Textures de Pedra

2014

This is the combination of three local black grape varieties: Xarel·lo vermell, Bastard Negre and Sumoll. Textures de Pedra is a vin gris concentrated on the palate and with a great potential for ageing.
Textures de Pedra
10.000 bottles

Stony soils


Maximum expression of the Mediterranean varieties, the Penedès climate and a stony soil, and the result of long ageing on the lees.

Textures de Pedra is named after its vineyard of origin, the Vinya Més Alta, situated at the top of the Turó del Serral, the highest point on our estate, where the soils are stony. The geology of these plots means that the vines' roots have to reach down to deeper layers in order to find water (the soil is fresher), and this produces grapes that favour the creation of more concentrated wines, with more structure.

Bastard negre


Bastard negre is a native variety recently discovered on our estate. Up to summer 2015, it was identified as Monestrell. However, when we carried out DNA tests, it was confirmed that this was a far rarer local grape variety that was no longer used: Bastard negre. This variety tastes rustic and has high acidity levels, and is well adapted to our area. It gives Textures de Pedra strength and potency, as well as density and texture on the palate, reinforcing the golden note and giving it volume and tension.

2014 harvest


The 2014 vintage began with a very warm fall that extended the period of energy reserves of the vine. Rainfall meant that the water capacity of the soil was complete. The winter was dry and very warm, causing the vines to bud early.

 

Spring, with vegetative development, was warm and very dry. A vegetative cycle with little water produced a greater concentration in the grapes and a drop in production. Sporadic rainfall in July and at the beginning of August favored a good ripening of the grapes. The harvest was not particularly productive but of good quality with a   high acidity for   our wines.

 

During the agricultural year we had a very low rainfall of 421L/m2 and war m temperatures  with an average of  15.8 °C.

Interactive map of
Textures de Pedra
2014


Xarel·loHarvested after 9 of September. Espalier-trained vines in 2002.
Xarel·lo vermellHarvested after 9 of September. Espalier-trained vines in 2002.
SumollHarvested after 3 of October. Goblet-trained vines planted in 1957.
Bastard negreHarvested after 16 of September. Goblet-trained vines planted in 1974.
ParelladaHarvested after 3 of October. Goblet-trained vines planted in 1957.

Xarel·lo

Native variety that is planted on 50% of the entire estate. It is the first to bud, has the longest cycle of all our varieties, and at the harvest has the best sugar-acidity-intensity balance. It is our seal of identity, the variety that allows the long ageing of our sparkling wines, due to its good agricultural performance and its aromatic and taste potential.

Xarel·lo vermell

A sister of the Xarel·lo variety, and one that has almost disappeared, it has a pink skin, is rustic in agriculture and ripens slowly. It maintains its acidity well and allows us to produce fresh, full-bodied, structured wines as a basis for long-aged sparkling wines.

Sumoll

Red native variety that almost disappeared and which we are recovering. The agricultural work is complicated. Moderately vigorous and producing a high yield, it adapts perfectly to our Mediterranean climate. Its wines generally have a low intensity of colour and are fresh and rustic. Vinified like a vin gris, they produce wines with a good structure, elegant, with a low pH and an acidity that is magnificent for long-aged sparkling wines.

Bastard negre

It is the red variety that historically predominates on the estate. It should not be confused with the Bastardo Atlàntic. The Bastard no doubt comes from the Bastardo Nero planted in Sardinia, and which spread across the Iberian Peninsula as far as La Rioja where it is known as Graciano.
Our Bastard Negre vines were planted in 1974, and the plant material is a massal selection of the estate. It is a variety that keeps the acidity well, has a low pH, and is extremely good for producing long-aged sparkling wines if it is vinified like a vin gris.

Parellada

Moderately vigorous, rustic but at the same time sensitive to rain during the ripening period. The white harvest always ends with this variety. Native variety well-adapted to the high parts of the Penedès. The Parellada on our estate gives a touch of delicacy to our sparkling wines.

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