Partida Creus - XL
100% Xarel Lo from Catalonia, Spain
About the Winemaker:
The name Partida Creus is a reference to the crosses used for separating holdings back in the day. Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerona are an Italian couple from Piedmont. Both of them architects who initially moved to Barcelona for that reason. Around the year 2000, they moved out to the country in search of a “slower” lifestyle. They settled in the Massís de Bonastre (Baix Penedés) characterized by its clay and limestone soils. There they started farming all kinds of local foodstuffs but had trouble finding wines made in the same style so they started making their own, recovering old vines of local grape varietals.
They’re recovering old vines in the area, in some cases unwanted and abandoned due to low yields, as well as unknown varietals. They farm the plots organically and produce grapes of extreme quality and concentration. They make natural wines without adding anything in the cellar. Fermentation is with native yeast. No fining or filtration is done. No SO2 is added.