Turó d’en Mota és el Romanée-Conti del Penedès
“Recaredo offers the purest expression of sparkling wines from Alt Penedès, employing a number of self-imposed restrictions to create its unique wines. Production is focused entirely on vintage brut nature sparkling wines, with long ageing under cork, as the winery believes this type of closure lends character to long-aged wines. At Recaredo, disgorgement is done by hand and without freezing the neck of the bottle: lees are expelled manually by highly skilled workers, a practice that’s considered key to the quality of the wines.
All of this attention to detail in the winery would be merely interesting if it weren’t for Recaredo’s most important asset: its exceptional vineyards. A combination of poor limestone soils, old vines (mainly Xarel·lo), attentive biodynamic-certified viticulture and tiny yields result in a Burgundy-style grand cru surrounded by several premiers’ crus.
Turó d’en Mota is 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. Biodynamic.
Pedro Ballesteros MW (Master of Wine)