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Recaredo Intens Rosat, First Biodynamic Cava Ever

Recaredo’s Intens Rosat is the first biodynamic cava ever to receive the Demeter seal of approval. Practising biodynamic viticulture and the presentation of the first biodynamic cava are not ends in themselves, but rather a reflection of our commitment to build an honest, transparent relationship with nature in order to achieve wines of the utmost quality, with excellent structure and aging potential – in short, wines that serve as ambassadors for the land where they originate.

Recaredo started practising biodynamic agriculture in 2006. Four years later, Recaredo’s family certified 50 hectares of own vineyards located in  the county of the Alt Penedès. Biodynamic agriculture goes a step beyond organic. It means working the vineyards in a way that respects the land, without using herbicides, pesticides or fungicides.

Medicinal plants in the vineyard
In line with our unique commitment to work in a way that respects the land so we can harvest fruit that is natural and expressive we prepare infusions of nettle and of camomile, as well as decoctions of horsetail and apply these to the vines. The use of medicinal plants (phytotherapy) is essential to control the presence of fungus in the vineyard and strengthen the vine’s defences.

Vegetation cover and biodiversity
In our vineyards we let plant cover grow spontaneously between the vines. This cover plays a crucial role, loosening the soil, regulating water retention and drainage (essential in the dry farming system we practise), and helping to foster biodiversity and to maintain a balance in the vineyard ecosystem.

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The emblematic ‘Brut de Brut’ is renamed ‘Serral del Vell’

The emblematic ‘Brut de Brut’ is renamed ‘Serral del Vell’

From the 2008 vintage on, we changed the name of our historic “Recaredo Brut de Brut” sparkling wine to “Recaredo Serral del Vell” to reflect our commitment to the great terroirs of the Alt Penedès wine region.

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Turó d’en Mota: top-rated Qualified Parajes

Turó d’en Mota: top-rated Qualified Parajes

Decanter has granted the highest mark to Turó d’en Mota Sparkling Wine in a tasting article focused on the category of Qualified Paraje

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Subtil 2008: top-rated sparkling wine in Sevi guide

Subtil 2008: top-rated sparkling wine in Sevi guide

Undisputed leader in sparkling wine category, Subtil 2008 awarded a score of 97 points

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Horse-drawn ploughing at Recaredo featured on TV3

Horse-drawn ploughing at Recaredo featured on TV3

Televisió de Catalunya TV3 recently paid a visit to Recaredo’s vineyards to learn about the importance of animal traction.

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Recaredo endorses Club Matador Manifesto championing wines from exceptional vineyards

Recaredo endorses Club Matador Manifesto championing wines from exceptional vineyards

Recaredo endorses the Club Matador Manifesto, which champions the quality, authenticity and distinctiveness of wines made with grapes from exceptional vineyards. The Manifestocalls on protected designation of origin (PDO) regulatory boards to address the needs of estate wines and sparkling wines and work to enhance their prestige.

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Recaredo Brut de Brut, voted best sparkling wine by readers of the book Gourmets

Recaredo Brut de Brut, voted best sparkling wine by readers of the book Gourmets

Readers of the Guía de Vinos Gourmets have voted the terroir cava “Recaredo Brut de Brut 2006. Finca Serral del Vell” as the best sparkling wine of the year. It is asober, elegant terroir cava made with a blend of Xarel·lo and Macabeu.

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TV3 explores Recaredo’s cellars

TV3 explores Recaredo’s cellars

The TV programme Catalunya Experience paid a visit to one of Recaredo’s most singular vineyards with two Japanese sommeliers to highlight the authentic character of terroir sparkling wines.

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Recaredo Brut de Brut 2006, 100% single-estate

Recaredo Brut de Brut 2006, 100% single-estate

Starting with the 2006 vintage, Recaredo Brut de Brut has been made exclusively with Xarel·lo and Macabeu varieties from the Serral del Vell Estate.

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‘Le Monde’ praises Recaredo’s commitment

‘Le Monde’ praises Recaredo’s commitment

Recaredo’s Turó d’en Mota is described by ‘Le Monde’ as representing “the best of cava”: a single vineyard planted in 1940, a single variety (Xarel·lo), and a clear intention to make a terroir sparkling wine that is capable of representing a small part of the landscape of Alt Penedès.

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