Loxarel

Josep Mitjans
Vilobí del Penedès, Catalunya
Loxarel, a play on the name of their signature variety xarel.lo, is headed by Josep Mitjans an extremely talented enologist who made his first 1,000 bottles of wine at the age of 16.
 
Made from parcels of xarel.lo, syrah and garnachas tinta and blanca, his wines are certified organic and are made from vineyards managed biodynamically in Alt Penedès, he is part of a group called Terra Dinámica who get together every three months to make biodynamic preparations), some of his wines employ skin contact and fermentation and ageing in amphora.
 
The cellar is based in Vilobí del Penedès in a converted air raid shelter from the Spanish civil war.
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790 Pe-Cats 2017

790 Pe-Cats 2017

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790 Pe-Cats 2017

Tasting: Translated the name of this wine means 790 sins, referring to the 790 days it takes from harvesting to release, each day a sin that this wine can’t be enjoyed yet! Organically and biodynamically grown in Catalunya’s Penedès region, west of Barcelona, Loxarel have been dedicated to sustainable production since their inception. Full bodied with sumptuous flavours of ripe, candied black fruit, raspberries, black plums, all wrapped around a core of soft yet present tannins, and notes of cacao and coffee.

Bodega: Loxarel

Region: D.O. Penedès

Grape: Garnacha, Syrah

Aging: Fermented in amphora the aged 10 months in French oak

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 14.5%

Closure: Cork

 

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A Pèl Xarel.lo 2018

A Pèl Xarel.lo 2018

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A Pèl 2018

Tasting: Un-fined and unfiltered, low in added sulphites, golden amber from prolonged skin contact. Farmed organically and biodynamically this skin contact Xarel.lo provides an exceptionally cerebral wine drinking experience with notes of honey, white fruit and herbs on the nose with an exceptional palate of dried apricot, baking spices, cooked apple flesh and garrigue herbs. A very well made wine that will delight skin contact wine lovers and the curious alike.

Bodega: Loxarel

Region: D.O. Penedès

Grape: Xarel.lo

Aging: 3 months in amphora on skins

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 12.5%

Closure: Cork

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Eos de Loxarel Syrah 2018

Eos de Loxarel Syrah 2018

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Eos de Loxarel Syrah 2018

Tasting: Full Bodied, the fruit and tannins combine well with the acidity and rounds out extremely well. Liquorice, coffee, cocoa and violet with an intriguing cherry aroma. Intense aromas derived from spices, Mediterranean herbs and balsamic notes. 

Bodega: Loxarel

Region: D.O. Penedès

Grape: Syrah

Aging: 10 months in French oak barrels

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Amaltea de Loxarel Blanc 2019

Amaltea de Loxarel Blanc 2019

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Amaltea de Loxarel Blanc 2019

Tasting: Fresh, crisp and bright, oodles of crunchy green apple, lemon juice, and fennel. This wine is certified organic and has been grown using biodynamic principles.

Bodega: Loxarel

Region: D.O. Penedes

Grape: Garnacha Blanca, Xarelo.lo

Aging: 14%

Vintage: 2019

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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