Turó d’en Mota
The 2008 vintage of Turó d’en Mota is the result of a year marked by contrasts. After a moderately dry, warm autumn and winter, rainfall in the spring months set the pace in the vineyard. Our hard work over the whole year yielded healthy clusters with great expressiveness and extraordinary acidity, ideal for careful ageing in the bottle for over twelve years.
Harmonious and delicate, the 2008 vintage reveals the most authentic essence of the Mediterreanean, with low yields and fruit of the highest quality. A vibrant vintage with a unique personality that blends with the purest and subtlest nuances produced by the passage of time.
- Manual harvest on September 3rd, 2008
- 5,650 kg of grapes
- 4,317 bottles, all numbered
- Rainfall from October 2007 to September 2008: 431 mm
- Historical average rainfall in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia: 530 mm
- Temperature in the 2007 / 2008 season: 15.8 ºC
- Historical average temperature: 15.6 ºC
- Long ageing of a minimum of 150 months with natural cork stopper
- Manual riddling on traditional racks
- Manual disgorgement without freezing the neck of the bottle
- Vinified, made and aged in Recaredo
Serve it in a wine glass with a wide base and slighly closed at the rim.
Keep this bottle at about 15ºC to guarantee its proper evolution.
To appreciate all of its complexity, open the bottle a few minutes before tasting and serve it at approximately 10ºC.
Turó d’en Mota reinvented – or rather invented – the idea of a cru among Catalan sparkling wines – a concept that, before the creation of this wine, was foreign to the region’s sparkling wines.
Location and geology of the vineyard
- Turó d’en Mota vineyard has 0.97 hectares of north and northeast exposure. Only in the case of exceptional vintages like 2008, we include grapes harvested from 0.55-ha part of the vineyards that faces south-east.
- Silty loam soil (a balance of sand, silt and clay) that is very calcareous in nature. It is also a very deep and well-drained soil.
- They are highly evolved soils owing to the presence of a calcic horizon with significant accumulations of carbonates in the form of nodules, stones formed from concentrations of calcium in the soil. There is an active lime of 14%, which makes them extremely calcareous.
- The organic matter is very low (1.5%) and the soil pH is very basic (8.5).