2021 Celler de Les Aus ‘AUS’ Pet Nat, Penedès, Spain
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ABOUT THIS WINE
Vintage 2020A very rainy spring caused a great vegetative growth with the consequent problems of fungal attacks on the grapes, especially mildew, causing an exceptional limited production in our area. Also noteworthy are the losses of grapes caused by wild boars: the pandemic and confinement reduced the management of forest areas , leading to the reproduction and disinhibition of those animals, which have been present in vineyards where they had never been seen. Low-yields vineyards combined with the intense heat of August have produced a very fast grape ripening, becoming the earliest harvest in the last few years. A vintage with reduced harvest and good quality.
Pét-Nat, made from flawlessly healthy organic grapes. After a light pressing and without the addition of sulphites or any other product through out the process, the fermentation will begin spontaneously at a temperature of 15 ºC. End of the first fermentation in the bottle following the Ancestral Method. It goes on the market unfiltered, covered with the same crown cap used during the end of fermentation (not disgorged).
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
The family behind Alta Alella has spent their entire life dedicated to wine; that would be husband and wife Josef and Cristina along and their two daughters. They have always been surrounded by vineyards and bottles; so it is only natural! There is a complete commitment to nature, yet desire to keep with trends. Though the winery is young, the family continually push themselves to learn new things with each vintage. The wines have very low intervention-no added sulfites and little is done to the wines after their grapes have been pressed.