Charming - Pure
Located at the junction of the Tarragona and Penedès wine regions, an hour's drive south of Barcelona, Masia Cabellut is owned equally by a Danish couple, Peter and Jurate Johnsen, and the Belgian van Buitenen family. Nico van Buitenen and his two daughters, Ella and Anse, manage the natural heritage of the estate (wine, olive oil, honey, almonds, saffron), while the Johnsens manage the renovation of the buildings and their rental for events.
Masia Cabellut has 5 hectares of vineyards, surrounded by 25 hectares of wilderness. Native grape varieties (such as Xarel-lo and Parellada, which are used to make cava) are grown alongside international varieties (Grenache, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.). The estate obtained organic certification in 2021. While waiting for the bodega to be built, the vinification is carried out in a neighbouring estate, certified organic, under the guidance of oenologist Anna Baques.
A surprising - and explosive - blend of Macabeo (Macabeu) and Sauvignon Blanc, Ella Charles is a wine to be discovered urgently! The vines are planted on limestone soils, in terraced plots facing west, with less sunshine in the morning: this is where the superb minerality of this charming wine is to be found. The grapes are harvested by hand. Ella Charles is aged in oak barrels and acacia wood.
Quite a strong straw yellow colour.
Very aromatic nose dominated by white flowers, citrus and stone fruits (peach, apricot).
Ample mouthfeel, marked minerality, good length.
Tested (and approved) with a paella.
Masia Cabellut is the first estate we represent to be awarded a vegan label.
|Dominant grape variety||Macabeo (Macabeu)|
|Blend||70% Sauvignon blanc, 30% Macabeo|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||4-5 ans|