COSTADOR 'METAMORPHIKA' - Chenin Blanc (2017)
100% Chenin Blanc
From 62 year old vines planted on 2.5 hectares of calcareous clay soils that are farmed completely organically. The grapes were hand-harvested at the end of September with intensive fruit sorting in the vineyard and de-stemmed. Maceration lasts one week, followed by fermentation in clay amphorae with indigenous yeasts that lasts 3-4 weeks under temperature control. The wine rests on lees for 5-6 months in used French oak barrels (228L, 500L & 600L), with battonage using a combination of traditional and inert gas once a day during the first month and then multiple times per week with traditional battonage and once a week with inert gas to protect the wine. During the last month the barrels are topped off and allowed to rest. No aging in barrel takes place. Not Filtered.
About the Winemaker:
Costador Terroirs are single-vineyards, organic wines produced from old vines . Mountains vineyards maximum highs of 864 meters. We works with more than 20 grapes varieties . We also preserve the authentic flavour and taste of the juice grapes. The majority of the fermentation is carried out in clay amphorae called Tinajas. The major part of our range are with skin maceration” BRISATS – ORANGE WINES ” . The orange wines are fermented with whole berries with skin contact during 6 to 8 weeks . The final juice is a real & authentic wine with natural taste. We work with autochthon Catalan varieties and another with singular terroirs.