Micalet is A field blend of local varieties Tortosí, Trepadell, Malvasía, Merseguera and Verdil, aged in old barrels and demi-johns to give the wine textural and aromatic breadth. The result is a generous wine with white fruits on the nose, nuts, and Mediterranean herbs. The palate is zesty, with citrus fruit, salted almonds, and a chalky freshness to the finish.
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.