Turo d’en Mota according ‘The Wine Advocate’
«The outstanding 2002 Turó d’en Mota is pure Xarel·lo from a single vineyard of vines planted in 1940 in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. The first fermentation was done in oak casks where it remained for 45 days with lees stirring and underwent 8 years and three months ageing before disgorgement on December 12, 2011. The bouquet is more like a dry white Burgundy, with hints of honeysuckle, dried apricot, lemon peel and a touch of jasmine. It is beautifully defined and very complex. Long in the mouth and utterly harmonious, one has to ask if this is the “Clos d’Ambonnay” of Penedès’ sparkling wines?
It was like being elevated to a higher level of complexity, a thrilling example of tense, mineral-rich wine that has a distinct Champagne-like personality. The estate was founded back in 1924 that they began specializing in sparkling wine. It was Josep Mata Capellades that honed the craft of drier styles of sparkling wines, using oak barrels and engendering long-living wines. They own 85 hectares of vineyard, use their own natural yeasts and use natural cork to bottle their wine after triage».
The Wine Advocate – Robert Parker