Loxarel ‘Moon’ Rosé
Moon Rosé is made from Xarel-lo Vermell (red Xarello) and Garnatxa (white Grenache).
As well as being organic and bio-dynamic producers Masia Can Mayol are also moving into ‘Natural Wines’ – fermented on the skins with wild yeasts in 1000 ltr terracotta amphorae.
A very, very pale pink/yellow colour – so slight as to be only just a rose. A light body with citrus notes and a clean mineral finish.
As unusual as its label!
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.