Costador - Joan Franquet - Metamorphika Carinyena 100 % Amforà - 2017 - DO Catalunya
From 65 year old vines planted on 1 hectare of stony calcareous clay soils, the grapes are hand-harvested at the end of October, intensively sorted, de-stemmed before maceration begins for 12 weeks in amphora. The must is then pressed and moved into clay amphora where spontaneous fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts for 6-8 weeks under temperature control. The wine is subject to battonage many times per week with inert gas. No pumping over occurs, the cap is only distrubed by hand once a day until fermentation is completed, wherein the amphora is topped off, injected with inert gas and closed with a stainless steel top. Aging takes place in the same amphora between 3 and 9 months depending on vintage. Unfiltered.