Taste and Terroir: In the hills of Penedès, Joan Rubió spent decades chipping away tirelessly at the region’s reputation for mass produced Cava. Farming entirely biodynamically at Can Tiques, 15 miles from the coast, he and his wife Angels create proper expressions of the regions indigenous varietals. Here Xarel-lo sees 10 days’ skin contact that, though extraction is incredibly delicate, lends a wonderful texture.
Region: Penedès, Spain
Size: 75cl bottle