Blanc de Blancs 2022

Blanc de Blancs 2022

Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine marked by the typicity of its place of origin, the Vinya del Llac, a vineyard over 40 years’ old, which allows us to obtain a structured, fresh and complex sparkling wine.


A warm, dry year, with very healthy grapes.

A warm year, with a strong drought, which brought us very low yields and very healthy grapes, due to the low fungal pressure. A year in which drought has been the protagonist of the viticultural cycle (357 mm of rainfall, when the average is 520 mm). This meant that the grapes did not develop as well as in other years and the plant did not produce as much fruit due to the lack of water, resulting in losses of approximately 20%. The plots with the most hours of sunshine were the hardest hit. Extreme years give us very concentrated grapes that maintain a very good acidity balance: very high acidity at ripening.

Early harvest due to the long heat wave. Production down over 20%, but very healthy grapes.


The Vinya del Llac is a vineyard that faces north. The clay soils release water slowly throughout the vegetative cycle and, deep beneath the surface, we find calcareous bedrock with incrusted pebbles, which limit the water reserve, giving the grapes in this flagship plot more structure. The influence of the lake in this symbolic vineyard moderates the climatic conditions, avoids heatwaves and favours long ripening. 

The great novelty this year is the incorporation of the Malvasia de Sitges in the Blanc de Blancs blend.

The Malvasia de Sitges is a variety that has almost disappeared and which we have recovered from our estate. With 1.5 Ha in our La Plana vineyard. Thus, in order to continue innovating with our sparkling wines, we decided to incorporate the Malvasia de Sitges to the Blanc de Blancs, a variety that is complicated in viticulture but a jewel in winemaking, since it has a very high natural acidity, thus, it acts as a natural acidifying, it also gives us volume, it has good ripening and is intensely and aromatically complex.

We present a Blanc de Blancs with 5% Malvasia from Sitges, and the rest with the traditional native varieties; Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada.

40% Xarel·lo: Goblet and Espaliertrained vines between 1974 and 1990. 

39% Macabeu: Goblet and Espaliertrained vines between 1982 and 2000. 158% Parellada:  Goblet-trained vines between 1969 and 1989.

6% Malvasia de Sitges

Biodynamic viticulture. Vineyards with spontaneous plant cover, which fosters biodiversity, fertility and life in the soil. We apply manure that comes from our animals and is composted during the winter. We adopt the gobelet short pruning system. Plant infusions are used as phytotherapy to minimise the use of copper and sulphur. The European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) is controlled by sexual confusion. Control of berries and ripening before the harvest. Manual harvest.

Gravity-led grape reception system at the winery. At each stage, the atmosphere is controlled with dry ice. Slow, lowpressure pressing. Static settling at low temperatures. First fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, separating varieties and soil types, blending, second fermentation in the bottle and minimum ageing of 18 months with the lees in the bottles. We do not add expedition liquor. The disgorging date is indicated on the back label.

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