Depth and transparency. Complexity and freshness. Recaredo Terrers represents the most sincere expression of the landscape of Alt Penedès, an age-old winegrowing area. Made using grapes from a select mosaic of vineyards that grow in the highly calcareous soils that give our long-aged sparkling wines their distinctive character.
- organic, vegan
grapes: 52 % Xarel-lo, 32 % Macabeu, 16 % Parellada
sugar: 0 dosage, residual sugar <3 g
sulphites: low sulphites <20 mg
Ageing in the bottle: Minimum of 5 years and 5 months (65 months) in the caves.
Family of winegrowers: Recaredo Terres is made with grapes from vineyards that grow in highly calcareous, loamy soils (balance of sand, silt and clay). The soil provides good levels of drainage in the upper areas and a higher water retention capacity in lower areas, where the soil depth is also greater.
Organic viticulture: No chemical herbicides or insecticides are used in Recaredo’s vineyards– only natural, organic fertilisers. They let plant cover grow spontaneously between the vines. This cover crop plays a crucial role, fostering biodiversity, loosening the soil, and regulating water retention and drainage (essential in the dry farming system we practise).
2009 Vintage: a sublime harvest at Recaredo, with most of the rainfall coming between October and January (291 mm) and temperatures slightly above the historical average. The rainfall that accumulated over the winter led to lush budding. As a result, we did intense summer pruning to avoid the presence of humid areas around the grapes. After three years of productive trials, 2009 was the first wine year in which we managed all our vineyards in accordance with biodynamic principles. Harvesting is done completely by hand to maintain the properties of the grapes used for a long-aged sparkling wine.