Recaredo Tribut

20 years of ageing · Brut Nature

   

‘Recaredo Segona Plenitud · 20 years of ageing’ is yet another step – one of many taken since 1924 – in the process of defining Recaredo.

It’s a tribute to time and the land, but most importantly, to Josep and Antoni Mata Casanovas, second generation of Recaredo family. People who love their work and take pleasure in it with the perspective that comes from experience, accompanied by a sense of discretion and humility.

It is a completely dry brut nature cava, with no sugar added for sweetening.

80% Xarel·lo  ·  20% Chardonnay

 

Recaredo, family of winegrowers. Recaredo Segona Plenitud · 20 years of ageing is made exclusively with grapes from our own vineyards located in highly calcareous soils in the Bitlles Valley Highlands.

Hand-harvested grapes to maintain the properties of the fruits used for a long-aged cava.

In-house vinification. Vinification, winemaking and ageing are carried out entirely in Recaredo. To enhance structure and elegance, all the Xarel·lo grapes are fermented in oak barrels during 10 months.

20 years of ageing. Secondary fermentation and 244 months bottle ageing are done exclusively with natural cork stoppers. Cork is sustainable, recyclable and ideal for retaining the original character of a long-aged cava.

Manual disgorging without freezing. Disgorging (the uncorking process) is done by hand without freezing the neck of the bottle, a technique based on skilled craftsmanship and respect for the environment.

Bottled in 1998 and 'disgorged' in September 2018, Recaredo Tribut belongs to the 1996 vintage, a year that stands out due to high rainfall (701 mm, the historical average is 526 mm) and low temperatures (14,7ºC ; the historic average is 15.5 ° C).

  • Rainfall October 1995 / September 1996: 701 mm.
  • Historical average rainfall in Sant Sadurní: 526 mm. 
  • Temperature 1995/1996 vintage: 14,3ºC
  • Historical average temperature: 15,5ºC

 

Reserva Particular 2007

Brut Nature Gran Reserva

   

In 1962 Josep Mata Capellades, in close collaboration with his sons Josep and Antoni, created the Reserva Particular de Recaredo with the original idea of conveying the delicateness and the subtle complexity of a long-aged cava without sacrificing freshness and the most authentic expression of time.

Reserva Particular de Recaredo represents the Mediterranean in its purest form, interprets the calcareous lands of the easternmost part of the Penedès region and shows the profound character of our oldest Xarel·lo and Macabeu vines.

Mineral and complex, full of inner life with long-lasting flavour. Completely dry brut nature cava with no added sugar. We recommend serving Reserva Particular at around 10°C and opening the bottle a few minutes before serving.

Recaredo, family of winegrowers. Reserva Particular de Recaredo is made with the Mediterranean varieties Xarel·lo and Macabeu from old vineyards planted between 1950 and 1955 in the sloping banks of the Bitlles River (county of Alt Penedès, Barcelona).

Organic agriculture. No chemical herbicides or insecticides are used. Only natural organic fertiliser.

Hand-harvested grapes. Harvesting is done completely by hand to maintain the properties of the grapes used for a long-aged cava.

In-house vinification. Vinification, winemaking and ageing are carried out entirely in Recaredo.

Long-aged wines. Secondary fermentation and bottle ageing are done exclusively with natural cork stoppers. Cork is sustainable, recyclable and ideal for retaining the original character of a long-aged cava.

Manual disgorging without freezing. Disgorging (the uncorking process) is done by hand without freezing the neck of the bottle, a technique based on skilled craftsmanship and respect for the environment.

Vibrant and balanced vintage, marked by meteorological contrasts, with high temperatures and little rain in the autumn and winter months. In the end, the grapes harvested were of high quality and in exceptionally good health.

• Average Recaredo vineyard yield in 2005:  33.5 hl/ha 
• Maximum yield authorised by the Cava Regulatory Council in 2005:  88 hl/ha

Less production, greater expressiveness and quality.

Serral del Vell 2009

Paratge Serral del Vell · Brut Nature

   

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.

Recaredo Serral del Vell  is a completely dry brut nature cava with no added sugar. We recommend serving it at around 10°C and opening the bottle a few minutes before serving.

54%  Xarel·lo · 46%  Macabeu

Single-estate character. Grapes harvested from Recaredo’s Serral del Vell Estate, which stands on a small plateau (serral) carved out of the Bitlles Valley Highlands on a mainly calcareous terrain.

Organic agriculture. No chemical herbicides or insecticides are used. Only natural organic fertiliser.

Hand-harvested grapes. Harvesting is done completely by hand to maintain the properties of the grapes used for a long-aged wine.

In-house vinification. Vinification, winemaking and ageing are carried out entirely in Recaredo.

Long-aged wines. Secondary fermentation and bottle ageing are done exclusively with natural cork stoppers. Cork is sustainable, recyclable and ideal for retaining the original character of a long-aged cava.

Manual disgorging without freezing. Disgorging (the uncorking process) is done by hand without freezing the neck of the bottle, a technique based on skilled craftsmanship and respect for the environment.

Sublime harvest with most of the rainfall coming between October and January and temperatures slightly above the historical average. The grapes harvested were of high quality and in exceptionally good health.

• Average yield for Recaredo vineyards in 2009: 41.2 hl/ha
• Upper limit set by the Cava Regulatory Board in 2009: 80 hl/ha

Less production, greater expressiveness and quality.

Subtil 2013

Serral del Roure Estate · Brut Nature Gran Reserva

   

The subtlety is articulated in minerals notes and creamy reminiscences that create a sensory profile rooted in authenticity. The height of complexity, hints of fine ageing and well-integrated bubbles.

Recaredo Subtil is a completely dry brut nature cava with no added sugar. We recommend serving Subtil at around 10°C and opening the bottle a few minutes before serving.

64% Xarel·lo  ·  30% Chardonnay  ·  6% Macabeu

 

From a single Estate. Recaredo Subtil is made exclusively with grapes from Recaredo’s Serral del Roure estate, located in the Bitlles Valley Highlands (county of Alt Penedès).

Organic farming. No chemical herbicides or insecticides are used. Only natural organic fertiliser.

Hand-harvested grapes to maintain the properties of the fruits used for a long-aged cava.

In-house vinification. Vinification, winemaking and ageing are carried out entirely in Recaredo.

The excellence of long-aged wines. Secondary fermentation and bottle ageing are done exclusively with natural cork stoppers. Cork is sustainable, recyclable and ideal for retaining the original character of a long-aged cava.

Manual disgorging without freezing. Disgorging (the uncorking process) is done by hand without freezing the neck of the bottle, a technique based on skilled craftsmanship and respect for the environment.

A dry autumn is followed by abundant rainfall in the spring and a surprising summer with below normal temperatures. Well-structured, vibrant and great aromatic power vintage.

• Average yield for Recaredo vineyards in 2013: 38.1 hl/ha
• Upper limit set by the Cava Regulatory Board: 88 hl/ha

Less production, greater expressiveness and quality.

Intens Rosat 2013

Brut Nature Gran Reserva

   

Recaredo Intens Rosat embodies the chromatic intensity achieved by grapes in the Mediterranean region. A focus on authenticity yields a sparkling wine that is dry, lively and enticing, defining an essentially gastronomical style.

Recaredo Intens Rosat is a completely dry brut nature cava with no added sugar. We recommend serving Intens Rosat at around 8-10 ºC.

51% Monastrell  ·  36% Pinot  ·  6% Garnatxa

Recaredo's family vineyards. Recaredo Intens is made exclusively with grapes from our own vineyards located in the county of the Alt Penedès (Barcelona). The vines grow in highly calcareous soils.

Biodynamic viticulture, a step beyond organic farming. We let plant cover grow spontaneously between the vines. This cover plays a crucial role loosening the soil, regulating water retention and drainage, and helping to foster biodiversity. Infusions of medicinal plants are applied to the vines to control the presence of fungus in the vineyard and strengthen the vine's defences.

Hand-harvested grapes to maintain the properties of the fruits used for a long-aged cava.

In-house vinification. Vinification, winemaking and ageing are carried out entirely in Recaredo. The colour is obtained by macerating the must with the red grape skins for six hours.

Long-aged wines. Secondary fermentation and bottle ageing are done exclusively with natural cork stoppers. Cork is sustainable, recyclable and ideal for retaining the original character of a long-aged cava.

Manual disgorging without freezing. Disgorging (the uncorking process) is done by hand without freezing the neck of the bottle, a technique based on skilled craftsmanship and respect for the environment.

A dry autumn is followed by abundant rainfall in the spring. In fact, this vintage is one of the rainiest of recent years, with 620 l/m2 of precipitation. All the tasks involved in viticulture – rigorous, methodical and precise steps taken over the course of the year – lead to excellent quality, well-structured wines, and plenty of aromatic power in musts and wines.

• Average Recaredo vineyard yield in 2013: 38,1 hl/ha. 
• Maximum yield authorised by the Cava Regulatory Council in 2013: 88 hl/ha

Less production, greater expressiveness and quality.

Terrers 2014

Brut Nature Gran Reserva

   

Depth and transparency. Complexity and freshness. The truest expresssion of our landscape emerges from the Alt Penedès region’s mosaic of calcareous soils.

Recaredo Terrers 2014 is a completely dry brut nature cava, with no sugar added for sweetening. We recommend to taste Recaredo Terrers at 8-10 ºC.

56% Macabeu  ·  42% Xarel·lo  ·   2% Parellada

Recaredo Terrers 2014 is produced in 37.5 cl., 75 cl. and 150 cl. bottles.

Recaredo, family of winegrowers. Made exclusively with grapes from our own vineyards located in highly calcareous soils in the Bitlles Valley Highlands.

Organic, biodynamic farming. No chemical herbicides or insecticides are used. Only natural organic fertiliser. Infusions of medicinal plants are applied to the vines to control the presence of fungus in the vineyard and strengthen the vine's defences.

Hand-harvested grapes to maintain the properties of the fruits used for a long-aged cava.

In-house vinification. Vinification, winemaking and ageing are carried out entirely in Recaredo.

Long-aged wines. Bottle ageing is done exclusively with natural cork stoppers. Cork is sustainable, recyclable and ideal for retaining the original character of a long-aged cava.

Manual disgorging without freezing. Disgorging (the uncorking process) is done by hand without freezing the neck of the bottle, a technique based on skilled craftsmanship and respect for the environment.

Thanks to our perfectly balanced vineyards we're able to easily overcome the challenge posed by continuous rains in the spring and summer. Remarkable vintage for its high level of complexity, depth and mineral expression.

• Average yield for Recaredo vineyards in 2014: 40.5 hl/ha
• Upper limit set by the Cava Regulatory Board: 80 hl/ha

Less production, greater expressiveness and quality.