2022 Finca Mas Perdut 'Cervell de Mas Perdut' Penedes, Spain
The Cervell (or brain) de Mas Perdut is the result of the union of two different brains (Rebeca & Josep Rosell) with the same idea, to make a light red wine from a mixture of native red and white grape varieties. The Cervell de Mas Perdut is a blend of 50% Malvasia de Sitges, a local aromatic white grape, blended with 25% Samsó (the Catalan version of Carignan) and 25% Sumoll, a rustic local variety, also known as Vijariego Negro in the Canary Islands. The Malvasia de Sitges saw 24 hours of skin contact prior to fermentation while the Sumoll and Samsó were co-fermented carbonically. The red and white wines were then blended together and allowed to rest in stainless steel and glass demijohns before being bottled after three months. The wine is bright and vibrant in the glass, with fresh berry aromas, hints of spice and white flowers, and a juicy, gulp-able finish.
Estate bottled from grapes planted on clay loam and stones at 120 meters above sea level. 13% alcohol with no added SO2. Bottled unfined and unfiltered