There is a saying, ‘wine is the only way to package time’. ‘Time’ is also the key factor in turning this wine, already fermented a second time in bottle, into the very fine sparkling wine that a sparkling from Penedès can become.
We create sparklings for laying down, which requires a controlled ageing process, extending the time the wine remains in contact with the yeasts. To achieve this, it is essential to possess exceptional raw material and to carefully manage the processes at each stage of production. The ageing process, or ‘upbringing’, is regarded as being a time of instruction, guidance and growth. Over time, and time alone, the sparkling will become more and more refined and its spirit grows until it reaches its plenitude. Each bottle will develop its own personality, the product of the genetics of its land, the character of its base wine and the education received during its ‘upbringing’.