A personal project of Mario Rovira of Akilia. Mario was born and raised in Barcelona and started Mario Rovira Viticultor as a way to explore the vineyards surrounding his hometown. He and his wife Maria organically farm a couple of small plots in the Alella DO. The vineyards are inside the Serralada de Marina natural park.
Mario Rovira La Flamenca 2018
75% Pansa Blanca (Xarel-Lo)/25% Macabeu from the 35-year-old Can Ballus vineyard.
Winemaking: 7 days skin contact, spontaneous fermentation, 5 months aging on fine lees in a combination of stainless steel, ceramic egg, and an old Manzanilla barrel (one each). Bottled unfined and unfiltered with low SO2.
Production: 3,206 bottles
RP90 - Mario Rovira La Flamenca 2018
Reviewed by: Luis Gutiérrez
Issue Date: August 30, 2019
The white 2018 La Flamenca is a blend of Macabeo and Pansa Blanca (the local name given to Xarello in Alella) with 11.5% alcohol. After the fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, 60% of the volume remained in stainless steel with the lees, 20% was moved to ceramic eggs and 20% matured in used Manzanilla butts. It's subtle, faintly Mediterranean and clean, with white fruit aromas. It has a light palate with clean and focused flavors, a salty minerality and fresh finish. There are 3,600 bottles of this. It was bottled in March 2019.