DO TERRA ALTA
On summer 1938, the lands of Vilalba dels Arcs, Fatarella, Camposines and Gandesa became one of the bloodiest scenarios of the Ebre's Battle. Each dry stone wall in Vall de la Novena, between the 481-Punta Targa and the 548-Gaeta vertices, was a trench for the front soldiers. Now a days, we still can find their imprints, including those of my grandfather Agustín Pérez.
Grenache or "Vernatxa", as it is called in the Ebre region, is the most entrenched variety in the territory and the people who inhabit it, becoming the eternal guardian of the landscapes and the memory of all those who, voluntarily or forced, they stepped on these lands 80 years ago. The 1938 harvest did not exist, the shortage of picked fruits was food for everyone. Today, as a silent witness of memory, we make a wine born in one of those old vineyards, a scene of pain and hope.
Variety: White Grenache 100%, old vineyard Soil: "Panal" and Calcareous
Vineyard: La Novena (Gaeta) Altitude: 500 masl
Orientation: North East Organic Agriculture
Harvest: Manual 0,5 ha - 6000kg / ha
Winemaking: Chestnut barrel, 650 litres Wild Yeasts
Refined in the barrel with its lees, during 8 months