LA PASQUA features a selection that is sure to impress over Easter. From some of our most sought after producers, these pure, vibrant wines are just the thing for the festive table.
A wonderful pétillant from the youngest vines of Chardonnay planted over clay and limestone in the Bouchat parcel. It begins fermentation in cuve, before being transferred to bottle, where it spent two years on lees before disgorgement by hand. Incredibly vinous, it offers stone fruits, fine bubbles and a distinct mineral imprint from this fantastic terroir.
A beautiful expression of Catarratto from a forty year old vineyard planted just a few hundred metres from the Mediterranean over black volcanic soils. This spends two days on skins, before being pressed off to concrete. A gentle shade of gold, it pairs pristine stone fruit with a pronounced smokiness from the land and a lick of salt from the sea. A wine with an incredible sense of place.
Rosso Trilli 2020
As always this sits in that beautiful place between rosato and rosso, meaning it is ever so suited to spring. Mostly Aleatico, there is also little Procanico in the mix. The two varieties white and red are destemmed and fermented together on their skins for one week before being pressed off to stainless steel to rest. The result is a pale, delicate and fragrant wine that charms with gentle notes of rosewater, blood orange and minerals.
VINYER DE LA RUCA
Grenache from twenty year old vineyard in Cosprons, just a few kilometres north of Banyuls. The vines are planted on a steep north facing slope some 350 metres above sea level and there is a little more depth and fertility to the soils here compared to Manuel’s other sites. The grapes are crushed by foot and after just three days pressed off to old barrels for nine months of élevage. The aromas really jump out of the glass here and are resolutely Mediterranean, savoury, with its dark, sun-kissed fruit, flowers and herbs.