A strong variety, this is always the last of the whites to be picked. The Parellada used for our De la Finca, grows on the south-facing part of the estate, the Barbera area. It is the variety best suited to the long hours of sunlight in this area as it has the longest cycle; moreover, the soils where it is planted have large water reserves which provide the plant with the necessary water even in the driest years.
Historically, this is a very important grape variety for us because between 1900 and 1950 it played a major role on our estate. In the year 2002 we began working to recover it, and today this is evidenced in our De Nit.
This indigenous variety occupies 50% of the whole estate. It is the first to sprout and has the longest cycle of all our varieties, reaching harvest time with the best balance of sugar, acidity and intensity. It is the stamp of our identity, the variety which allows us to age our sparkling wines for so long, thanks to its good agricultural behaviour and its potential for taste and aroma. It is what gives our De la Finca its personality.
A delicate, highly versatile grape variety which needs very precise cultivation. To control its vigour we use double natural plant cover (so at the same time fostering the richness of flora and fauna) and in the months of June and July we thin out the grapes. We use the Macabeu grapes from the Plana area, to the north, for the De la Finca and those from the Barbera area, to the south, for Perfum. Same variety, same estate, but in two completely different expressions thanks to the way the vineyards face, the soil and the vegetable material.