The Wine: Superbloom Rouge 2021
Celler Bellaserra Superbloom Rouge is a natural wine made from sustainably farmed grapes grown in Catalonia, Spain. No added sulfites, no filtering, no fining. Blackberry and plums on the nose, great mid-palate, pair with pork chops and potatoes!
The Producer: Celler Bellaserra
The name of the winery comes from before the year 1488 when Eulalia Serra was the owner of the estate called Casa Serra which later took the name of Can Planes when she married Pedro Planes.
Winery Bellaserra arises from the origins of the house to name a project that aims to recover the origins of the vine linked to the history of the estate and produce wines with a Catalan identity selecting the best plots of Catalonia.
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.