Celler del Roure Cullerot 2020

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Cullerot, which means «tadpole» in Valencian, gives its name to this cuvée by Celler del Roure. This white is vinified and raised for 6 months, partly in amphorae, by this twenty-five year old Spanish estate invested in bringing back the region's old grape varieties.

Celler del Roure is making very interesting wines with local grape varieties in the Valencia area. Many of these old, indigenous varieties are largely forgotten and Cullerot highlights three of them (Verdil, Tortosina, and Merseguera) together with Pedro Ximénez, Macabeo, Malvasía, and others. In addition to their focus on indigenous grape varieties, Celler del Roure is employing traditional vinifications methods: hand harvesting, fermenting with native yeasts in stone lagars, and aging in very old clay amphorae.

Cullerot has a bit of skin contact, and is medium bodied with notes of stone fruit, tropical notes, apple skin, and clay-y minerality. This is a truly delicious white, wholly unexpected, smart and refined. Featuring authentic notes of citrus fruit, peach, rose and a salty crunchiness.