Today I had the pleasure to be invited to Mischa Billing, (one of Sweden's most respected wine critics) who hosted a fantastic lunch at her home together with our mutual friend Ton from the Cava house Recaredo. Ton had brought both his still Xarel.lo wines and many of his Cavas for the guests to try. My Favourite Tudó D'en Mota was among them, and this time the 2001 vintage.
Recaredo is a certified biodynamic producer and focuses on the local grapes, that all come from their own vineyards. With a total focus on quality they pick all grapes by hand and age all Cavas with cork. The ageing is usually very long and no bottle can leave the cellar unless it has had a minimum of 30 months on the lees. The styles are all Brut nature, so no additional sugar is added. But the flavours are very rich and full, and don't seem to need anything that eventual sugar can ad. They are perfect just as they are.
There is no secret that I'm extremely fond of all Cavas from Recaredo. And now when the sun and spring is also coming to Sweden I'm really longing for some Recaredo Rosé.
For you who live in Sweden, I can happily tell you that you can find some of Recaredo's Cavas at the Monopoly in the special ordering segment. Just search/ask for Recaredo. If you want to come in contact with their importer, you can find Invinitum here. And you can also order directly from them.
Thank you Mischa and Ton for a wonderful lunch!