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70% Macabeu 30% Vinyater from Catalonia, Spain; fermentation in stainless steel, 5 months on its lees, bottled 3 months before release; medium bodied, pleasantly and mildly funky, oily texture, dusty melon, decomposing orange blossoms, flor/dry sherry notes, hints of roasted almonds on the finish, balanced acid, great cheese wine, kind of smells like a cheese, a touch of saline on the nose, loves air. Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan
Dasca Vives is a family farm located just south of Barcelona and 20 kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea in an area of Catalonia known as the Alt Camp. Josep Dasca and Alba Vives, a forestry engineer and agricultural engineer/enologist, have converted the family land where they were raised completely to biodynamic farming principles. Now Wine for the World is proud to offer the rare, beautiful, and truly artisanal Dasca Vives wines to the US.
The vineyards of Dasca Vives are home to vines as old as 65 years and produce magnificent wines from native varieties such as Macabeu, pre-phylloxera Vinyater, and a local strand of Tempranillo called Ull de Llebre, to name a few. International varieties such as Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon are also grown and blended into varying styles of spicy reds and a playful sparkling Petillant Naturel (known as Ancestral Spain) is made from the local Cartoixà grape.
The wines of Dasca Vives are treated with the same respect in the winery as in the vineyards, allowed to ferment naturally with the yeasts on the skins, sparing use of sulfites to maintain freshness, and malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur when the temperature in the cellar dictates.
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