Inspired by the traditions and origins of winemaking, this line named after the group plays homage to the efforts of the farmers
Vilafranca del Penedès, 17 August_The group Castell D’Or, created with the union of 13 cooperative wineries, has created a new line of wines and cavas named after the group, created to represent the history and the work of the cooperatives that comprise it, some of which are more than 100 years old. Inspired by the traditions and origins of winemaking, this line plays homage to the efforts of the farmers in cultivating the vines and their love for the land throughout history.
The still wines in this new line by Castell D’Or are developed with the varieties Xarel·lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Trepat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Ull de llebre. The sparkling wines combine Xarel·lo, Macabeu, Parellada and Chardonnay. It is a route through some of the D.O. that best represent the winemaking land of El Penedès, La Conca de Barberà and Catalonia, as well as the D.O. Cava. In addition to the young wines, this new line also has options with a notable personality, such as the Cava Brut Organic with its second fermentation in the bottle and minimum aging of 14 months or the Cava Brut Reserva with 22 months of aging in the cava cellars of Castell D’Or. This labelling of new line evokes the traditional harvest and the farmers who, over the decades, have picked the grapes by hand to produce high quality wines.
Wines with structure and expressiveness
Most of this line comes from areas 350-600 metres above sea level in the mountainous, rocky part of La Conca de Barberà and Alt Camp. The land is defined as mineralised, basically calcareous. The orography at the foot of the rivers Francolí and Anguera and the more intense difference between the daytime and nighttime temperatures dictate the longer time taken for the vines to mature. The high temperature during the day allow the grapes to mature, but the cooler nights slow the process. This helps to maintain the aromas and keep acidity levels high. These conditions produce wines with a lower pH, defined by a fresher nature.
The result is a smaller production of grapes, but wines with a unique structure, intensity and expressiveness. Castell D’Or proposes more aromatic and concentrated wines. Most of our cooperatives are found in this area.
Castell D’Or has made a commitment to a line that represents the character of their cooperatives: their origins and shared aspects of the farming families. Cooperativism becomes a synonym for quality, strength and determination. The production is characterised by a century of knowledge passed down from generation to generation, but with the ability to adapt to the current technical and quality requirements. Castell D’Or has 2,200 vine farmers in its 13 wineries, all over Catalonia, and approximately 6,200 hectares of Catalan winemaking terrain.