This is dramatic, head-swirling, superlative-searching Xarel-lo from Agustí Torelló Sibill of Anima Mundi who works in Spain's Penedes.
Tasting Notes: Absolutely glorious structure, similar to the best of a Savennières. Full harmony between the grape’s inherent iodine earthiness, the slight reduction and crunch of the winemaking, and the long salty finish. Haunting and immaculate.
Vinification: 100% Xarello from 40 year-old north-east facing vineyards on very chalky soils. Organically farmed in accordance with the lunar calendar. After a short maceration it is pressed and fermented without additives in amphora and old barrels. Elevage of 6 months, bottled unfiltered and without SO2.
Anima Mundi Pells is the fruit of soul and intelligence. Agustí Torelló Sibill, the family winery’s expert oenologist, makes this white wine with vineyards that are 50 years old, and strives at all times to achieve the balance between plant and terroir; an accompaniment that takes place throughout the entire vegetative cycle and is aimed at imbuing the vineyard with sufficient capacity to respond to any outside pests or risks.