Grapes: Macabeu, Grenache
From: Catalunya, Spain
Farming Practices: Certified Organic, Sustainable
Nestled in the foothills of the d'Ordal mountains in the eastern Penedès, AT Roca joined the DO Classic Penedès to participate in a movement to differentiate their wines from the ever-growing Cava region. Vigneron Agustí Torello Roca studied winemaking in Tarragona before apprenticing with one of Champagne's pioneers of organic farming. With raised standards, Agustí has made a name for himself in the Penedès region.
The Classic Penedès Rosat Reserva is composed of equal parts Macabeu and Grenache grown on calcareous soil. The Grenache macerates with the skins for 9-12 hours to create a pale pink hue. After a primary fermentation with natural yeasts in stainless steel, the wine is aged on the lees for a minimum of 20 months and bottled with zero dosage.