We’re getting April underway with something new that we launched last month, just as we were saying goodbye to winter and welcoming spring (although not in the way that we would have liked). Today, we’d like to introduce you to a new collection focused on the Penedès and the indigenous varieties of our region. This is our new Nativa range, which we debuted with an organic Xarel·lo from the 2019 vintage. To illustrate the label, we opted for traditional Catalan tiles as an homage to the land our founder chose to build his winery and start producing his wines.
Our first wine from the collection is limited production and made entirely from Xarel·lo grapes, the most representative white variety of the Penedès. This hardy variety is drought and heat resistant and perfectly adapted to the region, yielding balanced, high-quality harvests.
With the new 2019 Jean Leon Xarel·lo, we aim to capture the essence of the Penedès and show off its uniqueness with a wine that’s fresh and young in style, but also intensely aromatic. This wine comes from a vineyard planted on chalky clay soil at an altitude of 225 meters, and on the nose, it has predominant aromas of citrus, fennel, and nutmeg, with underlying notes of white fruit. On the palate, it’s crisp and clean upon entry, with a delicate and persistent finish softened by its volume and creaminess, a result of the time spent on lees and the small percentage aged in acacia barrels for three months.
The Catalan tile
As you know, our labels always have a story behind them. This time, we were inspired by the traditional Catalan tiles dating back to the 17th to 19th centuries, a period when the Penedès saw an expansion of its vineyards and a flourishing wine trade. For the first wine from the Nativa range, we chose the “wind rose,” a pattern whose eight points symbolize the direction of the winds.
This wine is currently available to buy via our online channels, and at a later date it will be available in restaurants and specialty stores.
Why not give it a try?