D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)
Colet Assemblage Extra Brut is a sparkling wine with D.O.Penedés, produced by the winery Colet Vins in Pacs del Penedés, located 40 km from Barcelona.
It has been more than two centuries since the Colet family started to look after their vineyards, located in the heart of Penedés. However, it was not until the beginning of the nineties that the brand Colet Vins was born.
Josep and Sergi Colet, who currently manage the family-run business, have pursued to create their wines with a traditional production system since the very beginning, but also taking advantage of the most modern and respectful cultivation and winemaking techniques.
It is worth mentioning that they were one of the first wineries to leave the D.O. Cava aside and attain the D.O. Penedés, currently Clàssic Penedès. This means that its sparkling wines are organic, that they are left 15 months in the bottle and that their label indicates their disgorgement date.
Colet Assemblage Extra Brut is a sparkling wine produced using the traditional method, with the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties from their own vineyards. It is produced with the winemaking process for white wines, almost always using the two varieties together, when they arrive from the vineyard. When the Pinot Noir's black skin meets its white pulp at a specific time during pressing, the wine turns into a slightly pink colour. This process is what gives it its characteristic hue. The ageing process is performed by placing the bottles in stacks for a minimum of 30 months.
Colet Assemblage Extra Brut is an elegant, subtle cava. It is probably a wine that a lot of people identify with Colet wines, due to its quality and singularity within its southern location, and thanks to its presence in several prestigious establishments.