Vardon Kennett is a hand-harvested Pinot Noir (55%), Chardonnay (40%) and Xarel.lo (5%) blend. The goal from the very beginning has been to connect with a wide international audience of people who share a love for exceptional food and wine.
The style: Vardon Kennett is feminine in its conception. It seeks the same subtlety and elegance as evoked by the fine, beautiful bubbles. High acidity is a defining characteristic of this sparkling wine with a style all its own.
Vineyards: Winery-owned vineyards in Sant Miquel (Tremp), at 950 m above sea level, and in Santa Maria de Miralles (Penedès), at 550m. At this elevation, which is key in the new climate scenario, the vineyards produce grapes that are fresher and higher in acidity.
Esplendor by Vardon Kennett originates from the Torres family's own vineyards in the Penedès, at over 500 meters above sea level. The area provides the right vines to create the desired blend, which accentuates the elegance and exquisite acidity of the final cuvée.
Although rooted in the Penedès, Esplendor looks to the future. Specifically what the future holds for the map of varieties. As temperatures continue to rise due to climate change, winemakers will have to seek out grapes from higher-elevation areas.
Cellar: Santa Margarida d'Agulladolç, the heart of Catalan sparkling wines, which has its own rich history.
• Handpicked grapes
• Whole cluster pressing
• En Own combination of yeasts used during primary alcoholic fermentation
• 17% barrel fermented in French oak
• 45 % malolactic fermentation
• Cuvée of the various wines produced
• Secondary fermentation according to the traditional method
• Bottle aged on its lees for a minimum of 38 months
Pale gold color, with a delicate, lively bead. Fragrant nose with fine fruit (reinette apple) and yeast (biscuit) aromas. Firm, long and flavorful on the palate with good structure and an elegant finish.
WHO WAS VARDON KENNETT?
The heir to a long line of maritime traders, Daniel Vardon Kennett was born on the island of Guernsey (English Channel) in 1781. On one of his travels, he visited Barcelona and was smitten by the city, the nearby villages, the wines and culture. Filled with enthusiasm, he set up a business selling and exporting local wines to England and Saint Peter Port (Guernsey).
· Alcohol level: 12% vol.
· Extra Brut
· pH: 2.95 - 3.00
· Total acidity: 7 g/L (tartaric a.)
· Dosage: 3 g/L
Total precipitation for the year 2014 was 977 mm (the average is 590 mm), with the highest levels recorded insummer (194 mm in August) and fall (154 mm in November). The mean temperature was 13.1°C (the average is 13.4°C), with summer highs (20.8°C in July) and winter lows (4.8°C in December). In short, 2014 was a rainy year with normal temperatures, even though the vegetative
cycle was cold, and early August saw a strong hailstorm, which did very little damage thanks to the nets protecting
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