(Bodega Cal Raspallet Viticultors)
Enric Soler inherited from his father a small vineyard parcel of less than one hectare, planted more than 65 years ago with the Penedés star grape variety, the Xarel·lo. Thus the dream came to fruition of Vinya dels Taus, as a clear tribute to the moles (Taus) who were living there, and this is where Enric, accompanied by the renowned oenologist Esther Nin (Clos Erasmus among others) “gave birth to” what is possibly the purest single varietal Xarel·lo the Penedés has ever known. Cal Raspallet Viticultors is the official name of this company which also has a delicious second wine called Improvisació that lives hidden away in the shadow of the magnificent NUN.
A seductive straw-yellow colour with light golden glints. Very bright.
Resplendent, elegant, full of fruit. Notes of white fruit at the start, citrus aromas and hints of chamomile flowers, mimosa and concluding with whipped cream.
Voluminous. Creamy. Aniseed hints with subtle spicy nuances. A Mediterranean feel. Fruit with light tropical touches combining well right up to the finish with the mineral notes and showing nicely balanced acidity.
60% aged in new and the rest in second year French oak barrels for eight to ten months, in contact with its lees and produced strictly in accordance with biodynamic guidelines, this magnificent white wine is a treasure which is much sought-after, since, with a scant 3,000 bottles, it is difficult to find and even more so to lay down, yet as far as we understand, it is a wine with good ageing potential, which indicates that it will have no problem evolving nicely over the next three to four years. A highly commendable example of singularity from the Xarel·lo grape variety. An absolute cert to serve. For astounding the agnostics of lesser known varieties who only have faith in tired and overly insipid Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.
from 10 to 12º C