Reserva Martí
3 Macabeus

El Corral Cremat

El Corral Cremat

Vintage

2013

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and hand-selected grapes in 300kg bins, which we let cool in the cellar for 24 hours. The grapes are pressed whole and in an inert gas atmosphere. Second fermentation in the bottle following the traditional method. Aged with its lees for ten years.

Tasting note

Intense aromas of yeast, pastry, wildflowers, and aromatic plants. On the palate, it is voluminous, with fine bubbles and a finish of fresh herbs. A Mediterranean character that only our Xarel·lo grapes can provide.

Food pairing

It's the wine for special occasions and pairs well with holiday cannelloni, roast chicken, or duck with pears.

Characteristics

The Corral Cremat vineyard is part of a group of plots surrounded by forests in a small valley in the heart of the Ordal Mountains, at almost 400 meters above sea level. It's a natural amphitheater facing south, receiving very few hours of sunlight, resulting in a very slow grape ripening with high acidity, ideal for making long-aged sparkling wines.

Tecnical data

Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.
Total acidity (sulfuric): 4,25 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0,19 g/l
PH: 2,98
Pressure CO2: 4.4
Residual sugar: 2,9 g/l
Total SO2: 65 mg/l
Nutritional data

Nutritional data

Decanter Awards 2023: 97.Best In show 
Here’s the perfect bottle to introduce those in the fine-wine community to the potential of Catalunya’s fine sparkling wines (...)This pure-Xarello wine from the 2012 vintage is straw-gold in colour. Fruits? Look out for yellow stonefruit in place of apple and grape – yet there’s a huge amount to enjoy, too, in the wine’s allusions to meadow grasses in high summer, to sweet crumble toppings, to the perfumes of wild flowers.
2012
· 
2013
Tim Atkin 2024: 94 punts 
UK
2012
Guía Peñín 2024: 93 punts 
Espanya
2012
James Suckling 2023: 94 punts 
USA
2011
Decanter 2022: 97.Best in Show 
Details...
The Catalonian sparkling-wine scene is in full ferment at present, with a huge range of ground-breaking wines finding their way to market -- though a glance at the vintage date on this wine shows that this is a revolution that has been in the making for over a decade now. The wine is pale-gold and fine-beaded. That 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.
UK
2011
Millésime Bio 2022: Gold Medal 
France
2011
Mundus Vini 2022: Gold Medal 
Germany
2011
Premis Vinari 2022: Medalla d'Or 
Catalunya
El Corral Cremat

El Paratge

El paratge del Corral Cremat forma part d’un conjunt de parcel·les envoltades de boscos, en una petita vall al bell mig de les Muntanyes d’Ordal, a gairebé 400 metres sobre el nivell del mar. És un amfiteatre natural orientat al sud, que rep molt poques hores de sol i ens dona una maduració del raïm molt lenta i amb una acidesa elevada, ideal per fer escumosos de llarga criança.

Ens trobem amb un terreny molt calcari, de textura pinyolenca i composició equilibrada; poc profund i amb la roca mare sempre present. Una estructura de sòl típic de les Muntanyes d’Ordal que sap guardar l’aigua de la pluja per quan el cep té set.

El nom de Corral Cremat prové d’un incendi que va tenir lloc al 1948 al corral de l’antic mas del Maset de Dalt, ubicat al capdamunt de la vall i deshabitat des de 1930, que amb el temps va esdevenir definitori d’aquest llogaret.


You might also like

Barrica 21 Efecte Ancestral

DO Penedès

Albet i Noya S.L.

Can Vendrell de la Codina
08739 Sant Pau d'Ordal, Barcelona
info@albetinoya.cat
Tel: (+34) 93 899 4812
Visits: (+34) 682 288 548

Legal information

Opening Hours

Shop and Visits: Mon-Fri 9.00 to 15.00
Weekends: 10.00 to 14:30.
For visits please reserve in advance by e-mail
visita@albetinoya.cat

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe

Wine in Moderation
ISO 14001Eurofulla

Albet i Noya

Facebook Twitter - Albet i Noya Instagram - Albet i Noya TikTok - Albet i Noya LinkedIn - Albet i Noya