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Turó d’en Mota 2002

By Silvia Micolau 25.10.12

A terroir cava, the produce of an extremely chalky soil and the Mediterranean micro-climate of this region in combination with an ecological, biodynamic wine making culture that in reality is more to do with observation rather than intervention.

Cultivating the Xarel·lo variety of grape from stock originally planted in 1940, coming from a vineyard located on a hill which gives it its name in the extreme north west of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Alt Penedès).

The Wine Advocate awarded one of its predecessors (Turó d’en Mota 1999) the best marks ever received by a cava, 96 points which this one holds. 2,704 bottles in total, each numbered, that have gone through an exceptional aging process lasting 8 years and 6 months.

The design was undertaken by the Pati Núñez studio: the label features the die cut logo with the company insignia laser printed on raw coloured cotton paper, packaged in an untreated ash timber box also etched using laser. An approach that reflects sobriety giving the cava a more contemporary appearance avoiding the over decoration of other labels that employ gold, silver, ribbons and other miscellanea. Thus a wine cellar with 80 years of history which recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its long term crianza brut nature Reserva Particular is brought bang up to date.

Price: 94.50 €

Source: Dones Gourmet de Catalunya