In the Variety Profile for Xarel·lo that just went out this week, I made a mention about delicate use of skin contact to coax even more out of what is already a great grape. This bottle by Descregut epitomizes everything that there is to say on the subject. This grapes are sourced from a single vineyard that’s nearly 70 years old (a rarity in Penedès) called “La Figuera”. Not terribly high altitude at around 250m, they usually pick it towards the end of September which is rather late for whites […]

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