Single vineyard Macabeo, made to be white Burgundy analogue for Norrel's wife Sharon to drink at home. A 50/50 blend of two vintages. Rich and fresh at the same time, dried hay, cut grass and lime. Very long. Yellow fruit. For people who love traditional white Burgundy this has that dairy tone and great texture.
Made from a single, high elevation site of mainly Macabeo and some Grenache Blanc. 50% 2015 with no MLF. 50% 2016 with full MLF.
Grape Variety: 90% Macabeo, 10% Garnacha Blanca
Winemaker: Norrel Robertson MW
Vino de Parcela – Carramainas Doble Yema
Manda Huevos – Vulgarism originating from the Latin Mandat Opus, precursor of the expression manda oebos. The original meaning being “one is obliged out of necessity” or “needs must”.
SOIL: red clay, loamy sand and gravel, 850 m above sea level.
VINTAGE: a blend of 50% of 2015 and 50% of the 2016 vintage
FERMENTATION & AGEING: In 900 litre eggs and large old oak barrels. The 2015 was aged 30 months on lees with stirring. The 2016 remained 18 months on lees with stirring.
3200 bottles produced of this blend.
Doble Yema – Literally meaning «an egg with two yolks». A fine, bold wine resulting from the equal blend of 2 separate vintages from one single vineyard situated in the heart of the Iberian mountain system. Intense and outstandingly concentrated it mixes the ripe fruit of the 2015 vintage with the austere, mineral, smoky notes and floral aromas of 2016. The long ageing on lees adds a saline and unctuous element to the wine. Exquisitely balanced with refreshing acidity and a long smooth finish. A great white with the capacity to age superbly in bottle for many years.
92 Parker points from Luis Gutiérrez, December 2018
There is a remarkable touch of fresh fruit and a mineral expression. On the nose, it is refined with flinty and stony minerality. The palate is deep and sharp, displaying citrus notes and a yeasty aspect. It is a great white wine, hedonistic and really expressive. I would love to cellar it at least two or three years. Personally, I love it!
Ferran Centelles in JancisRobinson.com February 2019
Vintage: 2016 and 2015
Grapes: Macabeo (90%) and Grenache Blanc (10%)