Sicus Cartoixà Marí is a rosé wine without denomination of origin produced by the winery Sicus in Bonastre (Baix Penedés).
Sicus is the personal project of Eduard Pie, a young winegrower of the region who has wanted to reinterpret the area by reusing the native varieties. He uses production techniques that are respectful with the grapes and the environment, without using herbicides or pesticides.
The vineyards of Sicus are located at the foot of Massís de Bonastre (south-west of D.O. Penedés), in a mountainous area next to the sea, surrounded by olive trees and forming the typical Mediterranean landscape. The soils of the area are shallow, with scarce humidity and little organic matter. The climate, which is clearly Mediterranean, behaves differently each year. This distinguishes certain shades that are reflected in the personality of each wine.
Sicus Cartoixà Marí is a wine made from Xarel·lo Vermell from the farm La Caseta. It is located 6 km from the sea, at 180 metres of altitude, on shallow clayey-calcareous soils with little organic matter.
They are manually harvested and placed boxes. The grapes are selected in the vineyards. Once they arrive at the winery, the grapes are cooled before they go through a skin-contact maceration at 2-4ºC for 48 hours. After this, they ferment in 200-litre ceramic amphorae at 12.5ºC for 19 days. When the fermentation ends, it is left to stand for 5 months in stainless steel deposits.