Mas Gomà, Brisat Catalan
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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Mas Gomà, Brisat Catalan - 2022

Item # 49716 1L

A single vineyard Xarel-lo from Penedès that sees 30% 40 day skin contact, and the rest direct press. More often used in the production of sparkling wine, still Xarel-lo has come into its own. Pair this medium-bodied dry white with a hint of tannic structure with xató.

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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)



Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Georgia isn’t the only nation to boast a history of orange wine. Catalonia has a centuries old tradition of white skin contact. Here, winemakers lacked presses and could not separate juice from the grapes. Thus the need to macerate the juice with skins. With the recent popularity of orange wine, now most Catalonian producers have brought back the Brisat tradition. Father and son natural vignerons Mas Goma brings you this treat of skin contact Xarell-o (a component of Cava). Joan and Joan Junior farm their 60 year old vines biodynamically on calcareous soils. Vinification is minimalist and no sulfur is added. The flavor profile includes citrus peel, ginger spice, cream soda, a touch of yeast. Only a portion has seen spent time on the skins so tannins are moderate.At 12.5%, it is so smooth and accessible. Appropriately bottled in a liter.

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Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Growing primarily in the northeastern region of Catalonia, Xarel-lo is most famous for its role in the production of the Spanish sparkling wine known as Cava (along with Macabeo and Parellada). Xarel-lo is occasionally bottled on its own as a deliciously crisp still wine, frequently filled with notes of stone fruits and herbs.

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