The story of Bodegas Pinord started more than 150 years ago, when the Tetas family began to make wines on their estate at Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues. Since then, the wines have grown in prestige and the family name has become inseparably linked to the name of Penedés wine. Pinord has facilities that can produce more than five million bottles a year, while retaining the family integrity and quality standards for which they have become well-known in the area.
The Penedés district is situated between Barcelona and Tarragona, with the mountains of Montserrat marking the border in the north and the Mediterranean in the south. The soil is varied, contrasting from chalky clay to sandstone with distinct differences in depth. The mild Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing vines – there is evidence that the Romans planted vineyards here. The slightly wetter weather in the valleys means that there is no need for irrigation.
Vinified using the traditional method. The alcoholic fermentation was carried out in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures of between 18 to 20°C. The secondary fermentation took place in bottles stored horizontally to maximise contact with the lees, imparting complexity in the resulting wine. Disgorging took place after 12 months.
A fresh, light and enjoyable wine, with refreshing citrus notes leading to a delightful and elegant finish.
Xarello 50%, Macabeo 30%, Parellada 20%.
• Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards, 2018