Jordi Llorens Eleven

Appellation: none. Cuvée: Eleven. Colour: Red. Grapes: Trepat on Cabernet Sauvignon skins. About: a successor to the one-off Ten this time from Trepat soaked on Cab skins and aged in amphora. Vines Location: Blancafort, Espluga. Size ha: 1.5. Age: vines planted 1940. Soils: limestone. Exposition: basically flat. Altitude: 425m. Training: cordon double royat. Farming: biodynamic, … Continue reading Jordi Llorens Eleven

Celler Tarannà Po-etic information posted!

Almost everything we know about Aitor’s wines, Celler Tarannà Po-etic, for now has been posted here! Aitor is a new voice in Tarragona, located between leading producers Joan Ramon Escoda and Jordi Llorens, both of whom he works with and both of whom have clearly influenced Aitor. Yet his wines are as distinctively his own … Continue reading Celler Tarannà Po-etic information posted!

Tarannà Po-etic Tocats del Gotim

Appellation: None. Cuvée: Tocats del Gotim. Colour: Red. Grapes: Cabernet Franc 33%, Merlot 19%, Trepat 18%, Grenache Noir 18%, Tempranillo 8%, Sumoll Tinto 4%. About: named after the way Aitor harvests and vinifies the components of the blend, three young and fresh, three late harvested, literally the head-dresses of Gotim. Vines Location: in five locations, … Continue reading Tarannà Po-etic Tocats del Gotim

Tarannà Po-etic Karismàtika Llibertària

Appellation: None. Cuvée: Karismàtika Llibertària. Colour: White. Grapes: Macabeo 85%, Parellada 15%. About: named after and in tribute to the anarchist revolutionary women who fought in 1936 against the fascists. Vines Location: 200m just out to the north of the village of Barberà de la Conca, in the Font Gitarda lieu-dit. Size (ha): 0.23. Age … Continue reading Tarannà Po-etic Karismàtika Llibertària

Tarannà Po-etic 7 Gotims Celeste

Appellation: None. Cuvée: 7 Gotims Celeste. Colour: White. Grapes: Chenin 49%, Parellada 24%, Macabeo 8%, Pantsé 8%, Grenache Blanc 4%, Sumoll Blanc 4%, Valenciana 3%. About: named after the seven varieties that comprise the blend, this amber coloured, cloudy looking wine is otherworldly, intensely flavoured and fresh. Vines Location: from seven vineyards, west and south … Continue reading Tarannà Po-etic 7 Gotims Celeste

Escoda Rosat

Appellation: Vi de Taula. Cuvée: Nas del Gegant Rosat. Colour: Pink. Grapes: Grenache Noir. About: the 2018 is the accidental but totally delicious pink, with a maceration of a few minutes before JR realised the tank was going to overflow and ran off enough juice to save it, this juice becoming the pink. Vines Location: … Continue reading Escoda Rosat

Escoda Brutal

Appellation: Vi de Taula. Cuvée: Brutal. Colour: Red or White or Pink according to year. Grapes: See Vintage Notes. About: JR is a founder of the Brutal label concept now adopted by dozens of natural wine producers. The concept is based on making a wine of which there are only 300 bottles and that’s “off … Continue reading Escoda Brutal

Jordi Llorens Blankaforti

Appellation: none. Cuvée: Blankaforti. Colour: Red. Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Macabeu or Parellada, in varying proportions according to the year. About: Blankaforti means the wine from Blancafort and is representative of all of Jordi’s black grapes in his home commune. Where Jordi’s whites are delicate and water like, his reds are full … Continue reading Jordi Llorens Blankaforti

Celler Jordi Llorens

What: Vi de Taula, Conca de Barbera. Where: Blancafort, Tarragona, Catalonia. When: Since 2008. Jordi Llorens is an eighth generation farmer who started making wine in 2008 and commercialised his first natural wines with the 2012 vintage, partly encouraged by his near neighbour in the Conca de Barbera region, Joan Ramon Escoda. Where the wines … Continue reading Celler Jordi Llorens

Escoda Nas del Gegant

Appellation: Vi de Taula. Cuvée: Nas del Gegant. Colour: Red. Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carignan, Grenache Noir, Sumoll depending on the vintage. About: Earth, verticality, minerality, freshness, energy. Joan Ramon’s largest production red when nature is kind, a blend of parcels and grapes, usually based on Cabernet Franc and Merlot. A hare appears on the label. … Continue reading Escoda Nas del Gegant

Escoda Mas del Gaio

Appellation: Vi de Taula. Cuvée: Mas del Gaio. Colour: White. Grapes: Parellada, Macabeu, Grenache Blanc, Moscatel, the proportions varying with the vintage. About: first produced in 2013 from a very, very old parcel of mainly Parellada just in front of the cellar that had been more or less abandoned. Joan Ramon has brought back to … Continue reading Escoda Mas del Gaio

Escoda Els Bassots

Appellation: Vi de Taula. Cuvée: Els Bassots. Colour: White. Grapes: Chenin Blanc. About: Named after the vineyard it comes from, the parcel is tucked into the forest that covers the mountain behind, while owning a commanding view over the Conca countryside towards Montblanc. The wine is equally spacious and expansive, and aromatically vivid with the … Continue reading Escoda Els Bassots

Escoda Els Bassotets

Appellation: Vi de Taula. Cuvée: Els Bassotets. Colour: White. Grapes: Chenin Blanc, Sumoll, Garnacha Blanca, Macabeu and Parellada depending on vintage, see vintage notes below. About: A selection of different parcels from the estate, this is really Joan Ramon’s statement of intent. Made sans soufre, it’s clear, energetic, with vibrant fruit, clean, refreshing, above all … Continue reading Escoda Els Bassotets

Celler Escoda-Sanahuja

Who: Joan-Ramon Escoda. What: Vi de Taula, Conca de Barberà, Catalonia. Where: Prenafeta, Montblanc, Tarragona. When: Since 2003. The Story Joan-Ramon Escoda is a pioneer and leading voice of natural wine in Spain. With his wife Carme Sanahuja, he founded the winery in 1997 in the Conca de Barberà region of southern Catalonia, started producing … Continue reading Celler Escoda-Sanahuja