In the tremendous effervescence that reigns in the vineyards of Spain and particularly Catalonia, a new generation of winegrowers has set itself the task of reviving traditional viticulture - indigenous grape varieties, no chemical treatments - for lively and authentic wines. Toni Carbó, with his estate La Salada, is one of the leading figures in this renaissance.
Toni Carbó's La Salada estate is located in the vicinity of El Pla del Penedès, in the heart of the Penedès region of Catalonia. After taking part in the creation of Mas Candi with his friend Ramón Jané, he created his own winery in 2012 from family vines that are traditionally cultivated by hand without having known any ploughing or chemical inputs, and respectful of biodiversity. The switch to biodynamic viticulture was the next logical step, favouring on the one hand typically Catalan grape varieties such as xarel.lo, macabeu and the rare malvasia of Sitges (whites) or sumoll (reds), and on the other hand natural vinification. Like the winemaker's personality, the wines are dynamic, authentic, and free of all artifice: Toni Carbó has established himself as one of the leading figures in the development of natural wines in Catalonia.
A typical grape variety in Catalonia, on both sides of the Pyrenees, Macabeu offers - provided that it is kept fresh and acidic - well-constituted and freshness and acidity - white wines of good constitution and balance. balance.