Huguet de Can Feixes

Huguet Brut Nature Corpinnat – 2016

Region: Spain - Cataluña

Huguet de Can Feixes

 The historic Can Feixes Estate is situated on gravely slopes nestled over 1400 feet above sea level in an incomparable setting on the slopes of the famous Montserrat pinnacle, which forms Penedès northern boundary in the Upper Penedès wine region of Barcelona. Can Feixes forms an ecological environment where different crops and varied vegetation interact in perfect symbiosis between the cultivated and wildlands, reflecting the best expression of biodiversity in agriculture. For the Huguet family, respect and protection of the environment are considered integral elements of quality wines.

These are the farthest Penedès vineyards from the Mediterranean with, at times, extreme continental temperature variation. The drier climate is conducive to grape health. The altitude and mountain terrain constitute the tiny viticultural home of the Parellada variety, locally known as Montonec (“grape of the mountain”). The soil is chalk, clay and quite rocky with a capacity to retain water. The combination of climate and soil result in lower yields and grapes of exceptional quality. Recognized as one of the region’s Corpinnat vineyards, Can Feixes retains only the most exceptional grapes, and subsequently the very best wines for production under the family label.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Finca Can Feixes – single estate vineyards in the foothills of an interior mountain range of the “Penedes Superior,”  Alt Pènedes, D.O. Pènedes, Cataluña.

  • Altitude: 1400+ feet
  • Soil: Limestone and gravel
  • Vine Age: 50+ years
Harvest Notes
  • Short winter and relatively warm Spring 2016, little rain and dry May
  • June showers with hot July, temperate August, leading to small, concentrated berries and low yield
  • Hand harvested with strict berry selection in vineyard and at cellar
  • First run must from whole clusters separated by pneumatic press, clarified by static settling and decanting
  • Fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged 6 months in stainless tanks, minimum 6 years in bottle
  • No dosage
Winemaker's Notes

Traditional method sparkling wine with long maturation under the strict regulations of the “Corpinnat” authority. Vinified with estate fruit – strictly selected grape varieties are carefully combined to display complexity, elegance and finesse with fine perlage. Several years of bottle development refines the exquisite experience.

Wine Summary

59% Paradella, 27% Macabeo, 14% Pinot Noir; alcohol: 12.5%; highest vineyards in Alt Pènedes at over 1400 feet; 50+ year old vines planted in limestone and gravel soils; berries hand selected both in vineyard and at sorting table; whole cluster pneumatic press; fermented and aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks; no dosage; aged minimum 6 years in bottle; grapes organically farmed, certified by CCAPE (Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica) Spain.

Technical Information
  • 59% Paradella, 27% Macabeo, 14% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6.0 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/l
  • Total SO2: 71 mg/l
  • Grapes organically farmed, certified by CCAPE (Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica) Spain

General Info

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION Catalonia/Cataluna
APPELLATION D.O. Penedes/Corpinnat
PROPRIETORS Founded by Don Jaime Feixes, acquired by the Huguet family in 1945
FOUNDED 1768 with continuous production since 1690
WINEMAKER Josep Maria Huguet
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 6,000 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) 100% organic – CCPAE (Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica), sustainable aglriculture, 100% estate grown. One of 9 members of Corpinnat “born in the heart of the Penedes.”