Turó d’en Mota

Add a pure and resplendent personality sculpted by the untamed character of an extremely cold and dry winter. As always in Recaredo, the harvest is done by hand to preserve the grapes in excellent conditions for the elaboration of long aging.

1999 Harvest

  • 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

    Josep Roca sommelier of Celler de Can Roca
  • 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

    Margaret Rand writer and sommelier

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).