Turó d’en Mota

A tribute to the purity of an eminently rainy vintage, in which a dry summer asserts the Mediterranean essence of our land.

Impelled by a free spirit, Turó d’en Mota explores the boundaries of the inexplorable, constantly evolving towards a pleasing perfection that remains just out of reach.

Harvest 2004

  • Ideal ripening point and harvest: September 20th, 2004
  • Manual harvest
  • Annual production of the vineyard: 4.250 kg of grapes.
  • 2.907 bottles, each one numbered.


  • Average temperature in 2004: 15.7ºC
  • Historical average rainfall: 15.5ºC
  • Rainfall from October 2003 to September 2004: 687 mm.
  • Historical average rainfall in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia: 519 mm.


  • Long ageing of a minimum of 144 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

  • The ‘Romanée-Conti’ of Penedès, coming from a tiny, very old Xarel·lo vineyard, and needing fermentation in oak vats and more than 12 years of bottle ageing to express itself. A most delicate ‘grand-cru’

    Pedro Ballesteros Master of Wine
  • It doesn't feel almost 15 years old, it's still young and lively, with a very compact, integrated palate, with tiny bubbles and balsamic flavors with some Mediterranean herbs and that subtle bitterness that is part of the Xarello signature. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Turó d'en Mota

    Luis Gutiérrez wine journalist for The Wine Advocate – Robert Parker

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).