Turó d’en Mota
- Ideal ripening point and harvest: 7th September, 2000.
- Manual harvest
- Annual production of the vineyard: 3.950 kg of grapes.
- 2.990 bottles, each one numbered.
- Average temperature in 1999 – 2000 season: 15,2 ºC
- Historical average temperature: 15,2 ºC
- Rainfall from October 1999 to September 2000: 477 mm.
- Historical average rainfall in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia: 536 mm.
- Long ageing of a minimum of 100 months 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.
With Turó d’en Mota, one has a sense of more than just a vine. We see a collection of vines or, rather, of living beings that have stoically withstood the passing of the seasons since 1940. To uproot one would be to uproot ourselves...”
The first time Ton took us up to see Turó d’en Mota, I did not want to leave. There is something very special about this vineyard and it cannot be explained, you have to go there. Some people would perhaps say that it is a blessed place, spiritual or full of positive energy, if they experienced what I do when I go there. I will just say that it is something very special about this vineyard that makes me relate to it in a way I have never done, to any other patch of earth planted with vines
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).