The Wine: Patxanga 2019
Celler Succés Vinícola Patxanga 2019 is a rose' natural wine made from sustainably farmed grapes grown under the appellation enominació d'Orígen Conca de Barberà, Catalonia, Spain. Patxanga is made in stainless steel, unfined, no added sulfites.
The Producer: Celler Succés Vinícola
Succés Vinícola is a little and familia cellar in Catalunya. We make fresh and funny natural wines with our indigenous grapes, the Trepat and the Parellada. We select the older vines of our family, between 24 and 119 years old, to make our wines.
The Region: Penedès
Penedès is a sub-region located west of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. Penedès is Catalunya’s most important wine district and carries the status of DO, Denominación de Origen. The region is famous worldwide for its main product: the excellent Cava sparkling wine – made with the Champenoise method.
The Terroir of Penedès
Penedès has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. The three subregions in which it can be divided, Baix Penedès, Medio Penedès, and Alt Penedès (where Azimut is located) – respectively low, middle, high Penedès, - have slightly different climates due primarily to altitude and distance from the coast. Soils range from calcareous, the prevalent formation, to sandy and clayey.
The Red Wines of Penedès
Red wines are usually blends of native varietals such as Tempranillo, Penedès main red grape varietal, Garnacha (Garnatxa), Monastrell, and Carinena. In recent years, a handful of producers have been experimenting with international varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with good results.
The White Wines of Penedès
White still wines, in other words, non-Cava white wines, are made from the same native varietals used for Catalunya’s flagship sparkler, Xarel-lo, Macabeo, and Parellada. Only recently Chardonnay has been used both in Cava blends and as a still wine, a trend that’s gaining popularity.