Sicus Cru Mari Xarel-lo Method Tradicional 2010

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Rich, Complex, Elegant

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Sicus Cru Mari Xarel-lo Method Tradicional 2009 biodynamic wine, Cava area of Spain, cool, complex, crystalline, taught and delicious Champagne alternative. This is a fantastically elegant sparkling wine made from Xarel-Lo and fermented in Amphorae and aged for a long time on the lees in bottle. The 2009 vintage is superb, complex and taught with lightly toasted aromas of biscuit and brioche. The palate is quite rich but has stunning freshness. Cava can reach the heights of stunning Champagne method sparkling wine and Sicus is doing that and more.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Sicus
Country Spain
Region Penedes, Spain
Vintage 2010
Wine Type Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Xarel Lo
Terroir Clay, Limestone
Alcohol 11.5% abv
Maturation 45 months approx in bottle after the second fermentation
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10-15 years

Sicus is located in Bonastre, in Tarragona and led by a remarkably single-minded young wine craftsman called Eduard Pie Palomar.

His vineyards is all about indigenous varieties, organically grown and exclusively amphorae fermented in vessels of local clay, some of which are actually buried in the vineyards. Only 6 km from the coast, the Mediterranean influence has a huge impact on the style of the wines. The terroir is shallow clay with little organic matter and no fertilisers which restricts yields further and yields fruit with immense concentration. The favours are alive and vivid, the wines are truly beguiling. Sicus is the ultimate expression of the surrounding landscape, the salinity of the sea, minerality of the soil and the fruits and flowers of the forest. The wines are sublimely elegant, cool, soft and pure. The signature variety of the region the Sumoll finds a truly wonderful expression in this place and is one of our red wine finds of the year. Eduard himself, well he is a wild man I am told, dedicated to quality, originality and with a touch of the reckless in what he does, the wines are super cool.

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Sicus Cru Mari Xarel-lo Method Tradicional 2010