Turó d’en Mota
- Ideal ripening point and harvest: September 11th, 1999
- Manual harvest
- Production of the vineyard: 4,200 kg of grapes
- Bottles: 2,973, each one numbered
- Average temperature in 1999: 14.8ºC
- Historical average rainfall: 15.2ºC
- Rainfall in 1999: 393 mm
- Historical average rainfall: 552 mm
- Ageing with natural cork stopper
- Riddling by hand in traditional racks
- Manual disgorging without freezing the neck of the bottle
- Vinification, wine-making and ageing in Recaredo
Serve in a tall cup in the form of tulip, broad base and slightly closed upper part.
Keep this bottle at 15ºC to ensure a good evolution.
To appreciate all the complexity, we recommend opening the bottle a few minutes before and serving it around 10ºC.
It is the first grand-cru Penedès’ sparkling wine in history. It’s like a great white wine, but with bubbles. In spite of the 100-months-long ageing, it keeps the vividness, the intensity and the freshness of a great sparkling wine
Ton Mata was 28 when this wine was made, and 38 when it was released – a long wait. ‘It tastes chalky and fine, with fennel and grapefruit on the nose and honey on the palate. Lean, structured and precise; weighty, concentrated and very long
Location and geology of the wineyard
- The vineyard of Turó d’en Mota has 0.97 ha with north and northeast exposure. Only in the extraordinary harvests, such as 2006, is a part of the vineyard of 0.55 ha with Southeast exposure.
- Grounds of limestone texture (balance of sand, slime and clay) and very calcareous nature. They are treated with deep and well drained soils, with moderate water storage capacity.
- Soils very evolved due to the presence of a calcium horizon with important accumulations of carbonates in the form of nodules, that is, stones formed from concentrations of lime. They have an active limestone of 14%, which makes them extremely calcareous soils.
- Organic matter of 1.5% (very low) and soil pH of 8.5 (very basic).