Enric Soler writes: "Two casks, two varieties: one Xarel·lo and the other, Sitges Malvasia. The game is in the blend and in the intuition of the one who tastes it. The non-conformist and creative character of the constantly evolving winery is in evidence here. Everything hinges on the grape and its immediate surroundings. Istiu is of very limited production. The select 750 bottles express the affinity between the two varieties used. This wine is more aromatic and has a vibrant acidity. Istiu is pronounced “EUTIU”, and means summer in Catalan."
Vines planted in15 years old (Sitges Malvasia) and 50 years old (Xarel-lo)
Vineyard size0.20 ha
Fermentation and aging on the lees for eight months in three-year-old French oak casks (300 liters)
Elevage8 months in 300-liter French oak casks
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Total production average765 bottles