2018 Celler Credo Ratpenat BIO

100 % of 100
25.95 21.45
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Penedès
Winery Celler Credo
Year 2018
Grape Macabeo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (11%)
Drink window 2021 - 2026
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Mysterious and unknown, the Bat or Ratpenat is absolutely essential to a balanced ecosystem. The bat is the only flying mammal on Earth. Its notable biological characteristics include its longevity (bats can live for more than 40 years) and the ability to consume 600 to 1,200 insects per hour. The white wine Ratpenat (the Catalan word for "bat") was born from an agreement between Celler Credo and the Granollers Natural Science Museum to work together to protect the environment and the animals that inhabit it. The agreement between the two, initiated in 2013, supports projects aimed at raising public awareness of the importance of bats in the ecosystem, where it plays a valuable role as an efficient insectivore. Celler Credo is part of Recaredo - the iconic producer famous for its long aged cavas. The still (organic) wines are sold under the Celler Credo label

Celler Credo has partnered with top growers in the Penedès region with whom we share values ​​and a commitment to sustainable viticulture rooted in respect for identity, territory and landscape. Ratpenat, the wine resulting from this collaboration, is made with grapes from a single vineyard in the north of Piera, with a soil composed of shiny shale (phyllites) and quartz gravel - absolutely unique in the Penedès region. The vineyard, with a total of just two hectares of bush-trained vines, is located in a small valley known as La Riera Seca. The Macebo (or Viura) vines are 30 years old. All Celler Credo grapes are harvested by hand to ensure the excellent quality of the fruit. All our wines are produced and bottled on site. The must fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks on our own yeasts from the Celler Credo vineyards, an essential element for producing real terroir wines. After fermentation, the wine matures for a month in oak barrels, after which it rests in barrels for six months. This wine can contain natural sediments due to the minimal intervention. 92/100 Parker. Only 5,000 bottles are made of this only 2HA mini vineyard and this wine excels in fraicheur, elegance with a great minerality. A white Rioja in style and then of a very high level which, as the connoisseurs know, can age very nicely

The name Ratpenat came about because this vineyard and the rocks in the valley that surrounds it have been home to a protected species of bat for centuries and this also explains the great logo that they have devised to put the name upside down on the label.

FACT: We also have a beautiful Grandcruwijnen Bat Bird Box. This is made from the wood of original wine boxes from famous wineries.

Pressed wine April 2022 — 4.5* in the Catalunya, Navarra and Aragón Special

"Fragrance: broad, hazelnuts, toast, butter, nougat. Taste: powerful, nice acidity, depth, youthful, dry."

Vineyard for 2018 Celler Credo Ratpenat BIO
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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Penedès
Winery Celler Credo
Grape Macabeo
Biological certified Yes
Vegan Yes
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 11
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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