1938, Priorat becomes the rearguard of the Ebre front. All towns of its western side become camps, hospitals and observatories of the battle. In Bellmunt, the lead mine "castle" is used as a watchtower of the DECA aerial surveillance, and is within walking distance of this vineyard.
Priorat was the beginning and end battle passage for the Ebre's soldiers, between them, my grandfather.
Galena was the main extracted ore in Priorat's mines for almost 100 years, to its closure on early 1970's.
Lead from those mines was the main resource of the area's economy during the phylloxera crisis. During the Civil War, 10,000 tons of this metal were extracted to manufacture the ammunition for the Republicans.
Grenache from the Bellmunt shady, fresh, deep and aerial.
An exceptional quality wine that claims the place and the space, the time and the memory of a punished land by the pain of yesterday, which today we try to transform into life and hope.
Variety: Black Grenache 100% Soil: Slate
Vineyard: Camí de les Aubagues Altitude: 380 masl
Orientation: North Biodynamic Agriculture
Harvest: Manual 1 ha - 5000kg / ha
Winemaking: Chestnut barrel, 650 litres Wild Yeasts
Refined in the barrel with its lees, during 12 months
Vintage 2018 Vol: 15,0°