Guía Peñín 2024 raises the score of Turó d’en Mota 2009 to 99 points
Recaredo’s Turó d’en Mota 2009 has been rated 99 points by the tasters for the Guía Peñín 2024, an edition in which only eight wines have achieved this score. The experts describe this Corpinnat, aged for 13 years in Recaredo’s cellars, as “a tasty wine, very lively, balanced, elegant, with fine bubbles – long and creamy”.
Delicate and sublime, the 2009 vintage of Turó d’en Mota expresses an authentic and precious natural environment. The wine year was characterised by a rainy autumn and a markedly Mediterranean summer, ideal conditions for obtaining very lively and expressive grapes, with low yields of 22 hl/ha and a limited production of only 2,874 bottles. The result is a Corpinnat that truly connects with the landscape and the soil of the Penedès, with very healthy fruit that delivers exceptional and persistent acidity.
In the latest edition of the Peñín guide, experts tasted more than 9,800 wines from over 2,000 wineries across Spain, awarding scores of 95 points or higher to a select group of wines, including other Recaredo Corpinnats. Reserva Particular 2014 de Recaredo, a Corpinnat that will be released this autumn, is rated 98 points and is described as “a powerful wine that’s tasty on the palate, with a very good level of acidity and fine bubbles”. Recaredo Serral del Vell 2017 is rated 95 points and described as a “wine with a very lively, characteristic style, with a balanced aroma of wild herbs. On the palate, it’s a dry and elegant wine.”
Turó d’en Mota: the first single-plot long-aged sparkling wine
Turó d’en Mota is a 0.97-hectare bush-trained vineyard that was planted in 1940. The first vintage was 1999. Released in the spring of 2008, it was the first sparkling wine made in the Penedès wine region using grapes of a single variety, Xarel·lo, from a single vineyard. The vintage was also an expression of Recaredo’s commitment to extremely long ageing.
Located in the far north-west of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, in the heart of the Penedès region, on the northern slope of Turó d’en Mota, the hill from which it takes its name, the vineyard is the fruit of nature itself, helped along by a human team that observes and respects its laws. Turó d’en Mota is a terroir Corpinnat in the broadest sense, an expression of land with highly calcareous soil, a Mediterranean microclimate, Xarel·lo grapes, and an approach to viticulture that emphasises observation over intervention.