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Lluerna 2018
Els Vinyerons

Penedes, Spain

Type: White
Vintage: 2018
Sulfites: 10 mg/L
Alcohol: 12%
Varietal: Xarel-lo
Production: Organic, Vegan
Style: Food Wine
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Lovely vegetal cool to support the typical creamy, orange, fruit, with a great finish, sappy, juicy, digestible, clean and a touch of spice. 10% of the previous year’s harvest is added after spending a year in old French oak 300L barrels to add a little spicy complexity.

Pairing Suggestions: Heavy Fish, Roasted Chicken, Lighter Pasta

Producer Profile

Els Vinyerons Vins Naturals is a brilliantly realized project to make inexpensive organic, sans soufre, terroir wines. The vines and winemaking space belong to Alex Ruiz whose family are large-scale producers of Cava and who wanted to make wine on an artisanal scale from fully organic vines. The inspiration, and the poetry, is mostly from Amós Bañeres, as Consultant, whose own wines are very limited in production and so wanted to make something more readily available. The wines are designed to be clean and easy to drink while fully capturing the fruit character of the grape and soil and climate. The names come from insects that are active in organic vineyard. Alex never forgot that his grandfather casually remarked on that back in the day. Lluerna is a firefly. Saltamarti a cricket. Pregadéu is a praying mantis.

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