Clot de les Soleres
Penedès, Spain

When in 1998 Carles Mora Ferrer started planting his first vines the family had abandoned making wine already almost 40 years ago. The finca is just an hour's drive from Barcelona and is about 23 hectares big, but half of it they still sell to other wineries. First Carles wanted to make his own amphora aged wine with no interventions and later added more and more varietals including many indigenous Catalan ones. His wife Montse joined as well, and since 2008 they are making the wine without any additives in the cellar. They only make single varietal wines as they are very focused on bringing out the different flavors of the individual grape varieties.

This wine is the absolut purest expression of a very sun drenched Chardonnay. The soil is clay-calcareous and just adds to the complexity. After the harvest, it is directly pressed, and the juice slowly ferments in stainless steel. It is left to age in stainless steel for another 5 months until spring time. After bottling, they keep it for a little while to give it some rest and add more complexity. You get a very ripe flowery aroma, some honey and ripe pear which is still balanced with proper acidity and minerals. This will be really good with grilled chicken and vegetables.

This wine is part of
Volume 13: The Hyperfresh Edition