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 2019
75% Pansa Blanca (Xarel-Lo)/25% Macabeu from the 36-year-old Can Ballus vineyard.
Winemaking: 14 days skin contact, spontaneous fermentation, 11 months aging on fine lees in a combination of stainless steel, ceramic egg, and an old Manzanilla barrel (one each). Low total SO2 (31 ppm). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Production: 300 cases
RP91 - Mario Rovira La Flamenca 2019
Reviewed by: Luis Gutiérrez
Issue Date: September 30, 2022
The white 2019 La Flamenca is the entry-level wine with fruit, acidity, minerality and subtle oak that wants to represent the fresher and more drinkable Mediterranean. It was produced from a good vintage that delivers a fruit-driven and expressive wine. It's a blend of Macabeu and Pansa Blanca (the local name for Xarel.lo) that macerated with skins for 12 days before starting spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, then 60% of the wine matured in stainless steel, 20% in concrete egg and the rest in a Manzanilla Sherry butt. It has a subtle Sherry twang, a touch spicy and smoky, which is especially noticeable in the aftertaste. It has 13% alcohol and a pH of 3.33, keeping the poise and balance, intense and tasty. 3,600 bottles produced.