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El Corral Cremat, one of the best wines in the world

El Corral Cremat, one of the best wines in the world

The new Clàssic Penedès from Albet i Noya is 97 points and gets the category "Best in show"

El Corral Cremat received the "Best in show" award at the 2022 Decanter Awards.With 97 pints, it comes to the podium with 50 of the world's best wines.It is the only sparkling wine from Spain in this category.Over 18,000 were tasted in the prestigious British competition.

This is a very limited edition wine that we only made from 1962 bottles. The Corral Cremat is a personal project of Josep Maria Albet and comes from a very special vineyard in the mountains of Ordal. The  British guide has defined it  as a "heady scent of dry grasses, cream, herbs and wild flowers could only come from Xarel·lo, and only from Catalonia, too, with all its Mediterranean distinctiveness. The wine is mouth-filling, dry and structured, as perfumed on the tongue as it is in the glass, and ideally suited not only as a head-turning aperitif but for mealtime use, too".

The Corral Cremat vineyard is part of a group of plots surrounded by forests, in a small valley in the middle of the Ordal Mountains, almost 400 metres above sea level. It is a natural amphitheatre facing south, which receives very few hours of sunshine and gives us a very slow ripening of the grapes with high acidity, ideal for long-aged sparkling wines.

The name Corral Cremat (The Burnt Barn) comes from a fire that took place in 1948 in the farmyard of the old Maset de Dalt farmhouse, located at the top of the valley and uninhabited since 1930, which over time became a defining element of this landscape.



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