A Pel de Loxarel Blanc
100% Xarel·lo grapes, organic and biodynamic grown and hand harvested. The rigorous selection of the best quality are fermented in tanks for 4 weeks on their skins, where the natural protectors and tannins that prevent oxidation are found. Subsequently the wine settles in clay amphora of 720lts for 3 months.
As for natural wine practice, wild yeasts are used, there is no added sulphur and the wine is not subjected to any clarification or filtration process.
Loxarel is the brand name of the 4th generation family owned estate which, under the vision of Josep Mitjans, converted to organic production in 2002 then biodynamic in 2005.
Highlighting their concern for the environment, labels take their names from Goddesses of earth and fertility in Greek and Roman mythology. The Loxarel range mixes modern experimentation with tradition; organic and bio-dynamic certified, all the wines are bottled unfiltered.
Old gold in colour with a slight haze (it’s not filtered). Aromas reminiscence of raw honey, dried fruit and a symphony of white fruit. Very fresh palate, good crispness and concentration. Complex, fleshy and powerful.
Given its structure and complexity, it invites you to drink it with nothing else. The perfect choice to share with those who are curious to taste new things and wine lovers.
Otherwise, it’s recommended to accompany traditional Japanese cuisine (sushi).
About the Producer
Masia Can Mayol
Loxarel (Xarel-lo, their principal grape varietal re-arranged) is the brand name of the 4th generation family owned estate which, under the vision of Josep Mitjans, converted to organic production in 2002 then biodynamic in 2005.
The 50ha of vineyards, located high in the mountains (and including the highest is DO Penedes) are structured around environmentally friendly production not simply organic cultivation. For example, Loxarel carry out green pruning with a flock of 250 sheep and goats which eat the vine leaves without touching the fruit as, before they mature, the grapes are too astringent and unpalatable.