From the importer:
Anima Mundi is a theory of Plato’s, first described in his dialogue Timaeus: “we may consequently state that: this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence...a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.” Often called the theory of the “soul of the world,” Plato imagines this soul as the expression of the unity of the orderly natural world and the sum of its relationships: the vital force that expresses our bonds to nature and each other and a holistic vision of nature and humanity that inspires reverence for the world, nature, and our place within it. Agustí, for his part, believes wine also has the power to convey this soul of the world: as the revelator of the soil, the living things, and the human traditions of a place – and the complex relationships between these that animate traditional viticulture. To Agustí, wine is more than a beverage, and each bottle expresses the anima mundi, rooted in these Penedès vineyards.
Cami dels Xops is a blend of Macabeu and Xarel-lo from two adjoining parcels. The grapes are wild yeast fermented in stainless steel tanks and old 225L French oak barrels, and bottled before primary fermentation has completely finished (with about 20g/L residual sugar) in the métode ancestral style.