Josep i Pau is a project exclusive to the Seattle area, with the Seattle importer Vin2U working directly with the Rosell Mir family to create these special wines. The Rosell Mir family has farmed this land 30 km south of Barcelona since the 1400s. By 1979 the 17th generation Josep Rosell decided 500 years of selling grapes to other people was enough, it was high time to bottle their own juice and slap a family label on it, and thus Rosell Mir was born.
A lovely expression of the Brut Nature category, a sparkling wine that has zero sugar (dosage) added. These grapes were lovingly tended to the point of perfect ripeness, so no sugar was needed, or wanted. Ancestral method requires bottling during active fermentation, so as this wine ages it becomes more dry, as the yeast continue their sugar feast!
Grape: Xarel-lo 100%
Region: Catalunya, Spain
Farming: Organic, Sustainable, 60 year old vines
Winery: Pétillant Naturel (Pét-Nat), spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast in stainless, zero SO2, bottled during fermentation, semi-disgorged in August 2020