Castel Pujol Folklore Blanco

In 1975, Quico Carrau Pujol, in collaboration with the University of California Davis, began the search for a terroir to plant the first virus-free vines. This place had to have qualities that would adapt to the climate of Uruguay, sandy soils and slopes that would allow good drainage to avoid excess water in the vine. After going through and analysing different soils in the South of Brazil and North of Uruguay, they found this property in Rivera, Cerro Chapeu, in Cuchilla de Santana, with sandy, reddish and deep soils, with low fertility and very good drainage. It is here where the project of selecting vineyards that would adapt to this place began. In 1997 Francisco Carrau, ninth generation and youngest son of Quico, after touring wineries in different parts of the world, designed the winery, deciding to build it inside a hill to take advantage of gravity and thus achieve vinification with minimal manipulation of the musts. Currently, Bodegas Carrau is a family business, where five brothers pay tribute to over 260 years of wisdom generated by their ancestors. Francisco Carrau – Winemaking Legend, Tim Atkin MW Uruguay Report 2021 Vineyards planted at 250 meters above sea level in soils of aeolian origin, red sand, with great depth and water retention capacity Handpicked into 15kg boxes. A blend of 70% Trebbiano and 30% Malvasía. The Malvasia and Trebbiano bunches are destemmed and directly pressed. Fermented with selected native yeast in stainless steel tanks sur lie for over 6 months for natural clarification, unfiltered. Then bottled with minimal handling in order to preserve all its freshness with nominal So2. Lovely tropical aromas, together with peach and floral characters. Integration is seamless with a mineral edge and lovely acidity. Grapefruit pithiness on the finish.

Product Number: 7
Wine Producer: Cerro Chepau
Vintage: 2022
Region / Appellation: Rivera
Country: Uruguay
Wine Colour: White
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): 14.99
Is this wine new to the UK?: Yes