2021 Anima Mundi Cami dels Xops Pet Nat, Penedes, Spain
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ABOUT THIS WINE
Cami dels Xops is a blend of Macabeu and Xarel-lo from two adjoining parcels. The grapes are wild yeast fermented in stainless steel tanks and old 225L French oak barrels, and bottled before primary fermentation has completely finished (with about 20g/L residual sugar) in the métode ancestral style.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
There is something unique about the terruño of Penedès and Agustí Torello Roca is on a quest to showcase it. Through single parcels and the most respectful of farming and winemaking, Agustí is here to reveal the soul of the Alt Penedès. Agustí founded Anima Mundi in 2015 with this guiding principle: through keen observation of the land, one is able to display the true expression of grape and place. The vineyards are in the Costers d’Ordal and have extremely calcareous soils due to the influence of the nearby Garraf Massif. The area is located between Sant Sadurni d’Anoia (where their winery is currently located) and Vilafranca del Penedès. Above the ancient monastery, the landscape is a tapestry of mixed and varied soils and different microclimates along eroded valleys created by the many streams and rivers flowing west from the sheltering, calcareous Garraf Massif and the Mediterranean Sea.
Intent on displaying the true essence of these particular microclimates of Penedès, Agustí works without any additions (including sulfur) or interventions in the winery; he uses clay anfora, concrete and used French oak barrels for fermentations and aging; and the finished wines are not fined or filtered. All fruit for this project comes from their certified organic estate vineyards, as Agustí believes that lively wines can only come from lively soils. Of the mindset that the ancestral method is also the truest way to showcase terroir, all of the sparkling wines are made in this style, but Agustí ages the Noguer Baix in bottle – a rarity in the wide world of Petillant Naturel-style wines.