RIM Empordà, Empordà Sarau Blanc 2020

Regular price $31.00 $31.00 Sale

Garnatxa and Macabeu


Catalonia, Spain

From the importer-

Taken from two different vineyard parcels in Empordà, 40 and 50 years of age, elevations between 30-100m. Vineyard land totals .5ha. Slate soils, which are only found in Priorat in Catalonia otherwise. The vineyards are vinified separately then blended together after fermentation due to different ripenesses of the parcels; one day on the skins, then ferment at a moderate temperature in steel tanks. Unfined/unfiltered, no more than 20ppm SO2 added before bottling.

"I am a newcomer to the village of Rabós. My friends are all over seventy years old and they often tell me about how life used to be here – a life that has largely disappeared but that i still see.
I dedicate myself to observation, to asking questions of the village elders, to socialising, to organising wine fairs, to enjoying life, to walking, to intense vineyard pruning, to learning the history of Rabós d’empordà, to recoveringlost vineyards, to trying to reopen the village bar, to selling wine, to seeing sunsets, to running throughvineyards and catching peaches as they fall from trees; to ferment when I don’t breathe, to changing the tractor oil, to strimming the brush, to fighting wild boars, to learning the art of dry stonewalling, to harvesting almonds, to cooking for the people I love, to giving wine and viticulture classes, to discovering old, disused wine cellers, to recovering small barrels of ‘rancid wine’ as we call it, and to listening to nature. I bottle all this in 75 cl format.
All wines are made from organic vine grapes from the life of Rabós d'Empordà. Slate terrain. Wild yeasts. Minimum intervention criteria."