Micalet is an intriguing 'field blend'; essentially a blend of many different varieties all planted in the same vineyard. In this instance, Javier works with local varieties Tortosí, Trepadell, Malvasía, Merseguera and Verdi. The Micalet vineyard is particularly special, as it was planted by Javier's own great-grandfather in 1948.
This delectable wine is aged in old barrels and demi-johns to give the wine textural and aromatic breadth. The result is a generous, zesty palate brimming with citrus fruit, salted almonds, and a chalky freshness on the finish.
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Javier Revert is part of a vanguard of young Spanish winemakers who are working with indigenous grape varieties and traditional viticultural and winemaking techniques to produce pure, vibrant wines that truly reflect their origins.
They're made in minuscule quantities and destined to become an benchmark for the new wave in Eastern Spain. He has strong bonds to his home region, where his family have farmed for generations, and he studied viticulture at the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia.
One afternoon Javi was walking with his grandfather, who mentioned that an old vineyard they came across had been planted by his great-grandfather. This discovery prompted Javi to keep an eye out for other old, terraced sites. Soils are rich in calcium carbonate, not unlike the albariza around Jerez. The plots haven’t been worked for years so are now part of a patchwork of Mediterranean flora, olive and almond trees.