D.O. Empordà (Catalonia)
Còsmic Via Fora Macabeu is a white wine without denomination of origin produced by Celler Còsmic Vinyaters in Penedés (Barcelona).
Salvador Batlle founded this winery with the philosophy of preserving the environment, respecting the forces of the land, and minimal human intervention in the winemaking process. Their winegrowing is based on biodynamic principles.
The project Celler Còsmic Vinyaters makes its wines in two very different areas:
- Serra del Montmell (Baix Penedés), with foreign varieties adapted to this region.
- Agullana (Alt Empordà): with native varieties of Empordà.
In total, they work with 5.5 hectares, practising organic and biodynamic agriculture. All the wines are single-variety, made with the minimum intervention, thus respecting its natural origin and expressing all the strength of the variety and the character of the terroir.
Còsmic Via Fora Macabeu is a wine made from Maccabeu from a vineyard with organic certification. It is over 70 years old, with soils of white clay, located in the mountain range Serra del Montmell.
The grapes are manually harvested and placed in 10-kg boxes. When they arrive at the winery, 40% of the grapes go through maceration with the skins and the stems, fermenting for 10 days; the other 60% macerates with the skins for 4 days, then it is pressed and fermented without the skins. The fermentation is carried out with native yeast. 88% ferments in stainless steel deposits and the remaining 12% is aged in French oak barrels.