AT Roca Esparter is an organic Brut Nature Gran Reserva sparkling wine made in the D.O. Penedès (Catalonia) by AT Roca with the Macabeo variety.
AT Roca is the personal project of Agustí Torelló Sibill and his two sons Jordi and Agustí Torelló Roca, set up after they left the family winery. With several plots scattered throughout Penedès, an important wine-growing region 50 km from Barcelona, they champion native varieties, organic viticulture and careful enology. As a result they produce wines that wonderfully reflect the area.
AT Roca Esparter comes from a 4.5-hectare vineyard located 340 metres above sea level in the area of Costers de l'Ordal (Alt Penedès). These are old Macabeo variety vines planted in 1968 on limestone shale soils. They are cultivated using ecological agriculture and the harvest is carried out manually when the grapes reach optimum ripeness.
AT Roca Esparter is a sparkling wine made following the traditional or champenoise method. It first ages for 7 months in barrels and then undergoes the second fermentation in the bottle with a minimum aging of 40 months. Finally it is disgorged without adding expedition liqueur.
Made in the Clàssic Penedès denomination, AT Roca Esparter reflects the most genuine expression of the great Macabeo variety. A sparkling wine with a true Penedès identity.