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Ratpenat 2019

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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti11.0%

The wine

Made from strains planted in 1990 on slate soils, a rarity in the Penedès, where the soils are mostly limestone.

Ratpenat (bat, in Catalan) was born from the commitment between the Credo winery and the Granollers Museum of Natural Sciences for the defense of the environment and the living beings that inhabit it. The agreement signed between the two aims to investigate and disseminate the importance of the bat in the ecosystem and its conservation in the environment of the vineyard as an efficient insectivore.

During the elaboration of Ratpenat, they perform a maceration work with the skins and the rapa for a few hours. The fermentation takes place in old oak barrels and, subsequently, remains in the same barrel for approximately two months. This wine may have totally natural sediments as a result of minimal intervention.

What does this wine taste like?

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Deep yellow
Bouquet
White fruit / Green apple / Floral notes / Fennel / Ageing notes / Mineral notes
Mouth
Expressive / Profound / deep / Elegant / Mineral

Drinking and storing

Serve between 9ºC and 11ºC

Ratings and awards

201892 PK92 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2018 Ratpenat (which means "bat" in Catalan) is a pure Macabeo from a vineyard planted in 1990 on slate soils, a rarity in Penedès, as most of the soils are limestone-based. This wine was previously produced with grapes from one of their other vineyards before they found this one. The wine is completely different from what they used to get with the grapes with limestone soils (which I had never tasted before). It's deep, elegant, mineral and original, quite unique. It matured in barrique with bâtonnage for one and a half months and then rested in stainless steel until it was bottled in May 2019. 5,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/08/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 92 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.0/5
2 reviews
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Winemaking

Ageing period2 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodOak

Vineyards

Vine age30 years
SoilSlate
ClimateMediterranean

The winery

Celler Credo

Celler Credo

The Recaredo team's project for producing serene wines, Celler Credo, is defined as being based on the two pillars of bio-dynamics; life and movement. Their values bring us closer to the soil, the land and landscapes of their home in Penedès. They are committed to making white terroir wines without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Honest wines that stand out as the chronicles of a simple, genuine sensorial history. They represent a dialogue between humans, grape...

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