La Cuna red
Aragon is the cradle of the Garnacha tinta and three completely different terroirs have each given their name to the same amount of Garnacha appellations: Calatayud, Borja and Cariñena. Since this is the grape variety’s cradle, we have combined the three terroirs to create a unique novelty, La Cuna.
La Cuna white
In the south of Catalunya we find the white Garnacha’s cradle. Beautiful slopes full of old bush vines, pure white fruit, minerality with exquisite roundness. A region with both Mediterranean and continental influences, adored by Picasso because of its tranquil, sober beauty, La Cuna.
In the Béziers region you can stumble upon the last traces of the galets roulés, the typical, thick Rhône pebbles from Châteauneuf-du-pape. Here we found beautiful white Garnacha, completely different than in Batea. Very Mediterranean, rich and mineral at once, the perfect match with Batea’s acids and an ode to the Mediterranean Sea that has given us so many beautiful wines, Bassin.
Letting your senses run wild for a little while is fun! Our project wouldn’t have been complete without a trendy Garnacha rosé. It had to be a real thirst quencher, the kind of bottle that you’d never drink on your own but with friends, at a bar on the beach, on a rooftop terrace, lounge music, sultry evening, everything starts to move, the night is young, Punto G.
The idea was always to make a rose different from the others. That is why we look for Grenaches in Spain far from the areas mainly producing this variety, and we find it in Castilla – León and more specifically in the area of Cigales. So we mixed a Grenache from Carignan with a Grenache from Cigales for the birth of Point G.
Without a doubt. For me, there is no place where the Garnacha is more recognisable as here in Calatayud, but that’s because I have been working in this location for twenty years. Here, I wanted to create a cuvée that would be labelled as typical Garnacha by every professional. The perfect marriage between the red cherry aromas, the nice acids and the delicate spices, Sin Duda.
Ever tasted this? Belgian top fondant chocolate with fresh raspberries, a bit of extra virgin olive oil and coarse sea salt flakes. Give it a try and we will provide the perfect partner. The concentration and elegance found in the grapes of 60+ years old Garnacha bush vines on the Priorato terraces is astonishing. Like honey dripping into your glass, Mil Gotas.
The region near the French-Spanish border is home to the Grenache Gris, a pink-coloured grape that, if pruned properly, creates a distinct and interesting white wine. I dedicate it to Salvador Dali, the genius artist who was born in this region. And we have given the wine a nimble, crazy-genius name, GARNA ChaChaCha.
The goal? To create a Garnacha wine full of grinta, similar to the world-famous football games between Barça and Real. Enjoy the muscularity, emotions, dedication and intensity. The clash between the rich, continental fruit from Madrid and the powerful, swinging meridional power from Barcelona, El Clasico.
The contrast between Montsant in the southern part of Spanish Catalunya and Estagel in the north of French Catalonia is big, but the complementarity is astonishing. Combining the finesse and the strength of the same grape variety across borders. Decorated with Gaudi’s curving lines, there you go, and please, let us focus on wine instead of all the political conflicts, Susplau.
Antonio & Antonia
This wine is dedicated to my parents, a mission within the mission which I wanted to accomplish. The have passed away and know that their memory always accompanies me. We have united two top Garnacha terroirs with Priorat and Maury, dedicated to a sublime couple who are forever in my heart, Antonio and Antonia.
I couldn’t finish this series without submerging Mark in the Garnacha and believe me, he won’t forget this. We went to the scorching Manchuela region to make a bomba of black Garnacha Tintorera and blend it with the best that my home town of Calatayud has to offer. Together in the barrel to stomp our feet, open fermentation, we let the Garnacha juice paint our two bodies black, blood brothers, Doble Cuerpo.
Vida Libre White
I admit, Cuba Libre inspired me with the name. Not the drink, but the finger, not in any political sense but along my Camino de la Garnacha the feeling to be free to do what you want, no rules, great wine. Terra Alta is the homeland of Garnacha Blanca and my mission here was double. Finding the right vineyard for a pure terroir-
linked Terra Alta Garnacha (La Cuna) and also the basis for a floral easy drinking Garnacha Blanca. Terra Alta is the extension of Aragon towards the Mediterranean sea and seen from the top of the hill it just felt right to combine the land of both sides of the mountain, Vida Libre!
I admit, Cuba Libre inspired me with the name. Not the drink, but the finger, not in any political sense but along my Camino de la Garnacha the feeling to be free to do what you want, no rules, great wine. Vida Libre red is an ode to the unspoiled views and horizons of the heart of Aragon. The heights of Calatayud offer such beautiful acidity that the winemaker just has to guide nature but not interfere. Free as a bird, Vida Libre!