Alemany i Corrio, 'El Microscopi'
Irene Alemany and Laurent Corrio
Converting their vineyards from the typical Penedes high yields and abandoning all forms of chemical treatment and fertilizers, they follow basic organic practices. Much of the construction and equipping of their cellar was modest and homemade, including building their own tanks. Production remains small, yet as they identify further small vineyard sites their range has extended to include distinctive wines from the indigenous varietal Xarel-lo.
They choose to do extended fermentation with Xarel-lo, using indigenous yeast and it is then left on its lees to increase the richness and compexity. Practicing sustainable agriculture and eschewing the use of any non-organic products in their vineyards they work to achieve balance between the plants and the soil. Canopy management to reduce yields and achieve phenolic ripeness.
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