Gramona Mart Xarel·lo Vermell is a biodynamic rosé wine made with the native Xarel·lo Vermell variety in the D.O. Penedès (Barcelona) by the Gramona winery.
Gramona is a family winery located in the town of Sant Sadurní (Penedès) where a passion for the vineyard has been passed down from generation to generation since the late nineteenth century. Currently, Jaume and Xavier Gramona Batlle, 5th generation, are carrying the family legacy and running the winery, making cava according to the traditional method as well as the most creative still wines.
Gramona Mart Xarel·lo Vermell is made from one of Penedès’ ancient native varieties that was on the edge of being lost; Xarel·lo Vermell. They grow this grape on a small, Demeter certified two hectare estate with clay-calcareous soil. They cultivate the vines according to ecological and biodynamic principles, focussing on careful observation, the use of natural resources and high levels of biodiversity. They do not use any synthetic chemicals. The harvest is carried out manually on flower day of the biodynamic calendar.
When the Gramona Mart Xarel·lo Vermell grape reaches the winery, it is macerated cold for 48 hours. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Once the wine is vinified it is bottled on flower day.
Gramona Mart Xarel·lo Vermell is a rosé wine that has been made according to biodynamic principles both in the field and in the winery, which reveals the most refreshing, expressive and sweet side of a revived ancient variety.