Can Descregut, from Vilobí del Penedès, is formally a new member of the CORPINNAT collective brand from today after passing the obligatory audits. With this addition, the collective brand already has ten wineries in the Penedès that produce great sparkling wines under strict commitments of rigor and quality (100% organic grapes, manual harvesting, full winemaking on the property, etc.). The brand, born in April 2018, is integrated today by Gramona, Llopart, Nadal, Recaredo, Sabaté i Coca, Torelló, Huguet-Can Feixes, tJúlia Bernet, Mas Candí and, from today, Can Descregut. The assembly of members of the Association of Viticulturists and Elaborators CORPINNAT-AVEC, the trademark holder, approved the entrance of Can Descregut on Monday, and the winery in Vilobí has registered today its removal from the DO Cava Regulatory Council.
A small family-owned winery
Can Descregut is a small family-owned winery founded in 1992 in Vilobí del Penedès that made base wine for cava until in 2005, its owners, Arantxa de Cara (oenologist) and Marc Milà, decided to make the wines with their own trademark, which is named after the Masia de Can Descregut where the winery is located. with a production of 60,000 bottles a year (30,000 of calm wine and 30,000 of sparkling wines) Can Descregut has an area of 25 hectares of vineyards located between Vilobí and Font-rubí, where old vines with the Xarel·lo variety predominate, red Xarello, Macabeo, Parellada and Sumoll. In fact, the winery was a pioneer in the recovery of a historical variety such as the Xarel·lo red. All the winery's production is 100% organic certified and the calm wines are also made using the techniques of biodynamic agriculture. Both its calm and sparkling wines meet criteria of minimum intervention (yeasts of the vineyard, light filtration, low doses of sulfites ...) "seeking to express the character of the Vilobí soils that they provide minerality due to the rich presence of gypsum" , says Arantxa de Cara.
Two sparkling wines on the market
Can Descregut has two sparkling wines on the market today that are CORPINNAT: Descregut Reserva 2017 and Memòria 2012, a long aging of over 70 months. It also produces a variety of calm wines with the Xarel·lo, Red Xarello, Macabeo, Sumoll and Merlot varieties. Marc Milà points out that the decision to enter CORPINNAT responds to the desire to value the effort of the winemaking process, from the vineyard to the bottle, vinifying 100% of the wines on the property.
CORPINNAT is a collective trademark registered in the European Union at the end of 2018 that is open to all those wineries that produce sparkling wine that are within the territorial boundaries established by the brand. CORPINNAT territory comprises a geographical area that brings together 46 municipalities - all of the Alt Penedès, and some of the Baix Penedès, Alt Camp, Anoia and Baix Llobregat - where, for geographical, geological, climatic and social reasons , native varieties have always been grown for the production of sparkling wines.