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Characteristics of Improvisació
Improvisació 2013 is a white wine from the Penedes prepared by Cal Raspallet Viticultors, a winery in Vilafranca del Penedès.
Improvisació is 100% made from Xarel·lo, from a small plot of 0.89 hectares in the Taus vineyard, located in Torrelavit in Alt Penedès.
For the cultivation of the vineyards, the winery follows the principles of biodynamic agriculture, with particular emphasis on minimal intervention so that the grapes may develop spontaneously. Being a small plot, the cultivation is more personal and direct.
To prepare Improvisació 2013, the grapes are destemmed and macerated cold for 10-12 hours. Subsequently an aging is conducted in cement tanks and French oak for about 8 months.
For Improvisació 2013 it is advisable to decant.
Serve at 9ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Soupy rice, Pasta with fish sauce, Cod, Fish rices, Complex salads, Semi-mature Cheese
SightPale golden yellow with steely hues. Bright, clean and fine glyceric tear.NoseVery intense, aromatic and fragrant. Notes of ripe white fruit with herbal and mineral notes. Floral and toasted flavours.TasteLight and pleasant entrance. Very good acidity, smooth and balanced. Long and inviting finish.
NoseA fantastic explosion of intense and seductive aromas. First, we are amazed by herbal nuances, slightly spicy touches and emerging white fruit. After swirling the glass, the ripe white fruit gains in intensity and tropical fruit appears, with toasted, creamy (slightly buttery) nuances and a floral touch. Light mineral background.
SightNice pale golden yellow with steely edges. Bright and clean wine with thin dense tears.NoseA large explosion of intense and seductive aromas. First, it surprises us with its herbal nuances, the light spicy touches and an increasing scent of white fruit. When swirling the glass, the notes of ripe white fruit gain in intensity and get mixed with some hints of tropical fruit and good creamy toasted aromas (with a light hint of butter) and a floral touch. Light mineral background.TasteVery nice, seductive and elegant wine. A mature wine, with very well balanced fruit and wood and a good acidity. Very aromatic wine with a creamy texture. Its long finish leaves the mouth full of smoky sensations.
Today, the D.O Penedès is experimenting with viticulture and winemaking like no other region in Spain, home to a vast range of different grape varieties. The region is home to traditional white and red varieties, foreign ones, noble ones, permitted grapes, experimental grapes, and those that demostrate intrinsic qualities. As well as the grapes, the production techniques used are also worth noting, the location of the vineyards, the yields per hectare, the wines produced using traditional, original or even exclusive blends, the different ageing times, as well as the complexity of the different barrels used! But the reality is, given the vast diversity, it can be difficult to pinpoint what really defines a wine from Penedès, since there are so many types of wines and wineries in the region. However, the common denominator of all the wines from Penedès continues to be balance and quality.
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Cal Raspallet Catalan farmhouse is a typical late nineteenth century that maintains the same structure. The vineyard of the Taus is a piece of 0.89 hectares of vineyard located in the Alt Penedès, in the end of Torrelavit. Taus is called, in honor of moles community residents in the plot. The vineyard was planted by the year 1940 (and was previously vineyard but was torn during the Civil War to form part of an airfield Republican). It is a single vineyard and single variety with a great diversity of clones. The fact of working a small plot of vineyards allows a very direct and specific impact at a time to act.