Raúl Calle Viticultor information posted!

Almost everything we know about Raúl Calle’s wines for now has been posted here! Raúl and Laura Calle are making brilliant, individualistic wines in the Gredos in a completely different style from some perhaps better known producers like their friend and equally iconoclastic Fabio Bartolomei (see here) or larger, much more polished producers like Comando … Continue reading Raúl Calle Viticultor information posted!

Raúl Calle Churumbi

Appellation: none. Cuvée: Churumbi. Colour: pink. Grapes: Grenache Noir. About: the name means “child” in gypsy language so this wine is for their son Burno. It’s a gorgeous, complex rosado that fizzes with energy, fermented and aged in old American oak, only 600-1000 bottles, depending the year. Vines Location: Tietar Valley (Ávila). Size: 1 hectare. … Continue reading Raúl Calle Churumbi

Raúl Calle Diabolesa

Appellation: none. Cuvée: Diabolesa. Colour: Red. Grapes: Garnacha 60% and Tempranillo 40%. About: named after an insect shown on the label called an Empussa pennata that Laura found while working one day in the vineyard and representative of the rich insect life that can inhabit an organically farmed vineyard. It’s a rich, elegant and complex … Continue reading Raúl Calle Diabolesa

Raúl Calle Malavara

Appellation: none. Cuvée: Malavara. Colour: White. Grapes: Malvar. About: named after the grape and the word for bad or ungracious, in reference to the variety, often looked down on as a “little, local” grape. It’s a vibrant and energetic skin contact white, so expect some orange, fermented in open oak barrels and plastic and aged … Continue reading Raúl Calle Malavara

Vinos Naturi

Who: Raúl and Laura Calle What: Vino de España Where: Sierra de Gredos When: Since 2013 The Story Please note Vinos Naturi is the new name (2022) for Raúl and Laura’s business formerly known as Raúl Calle Viticoltores. Raúl is a forest engineer and teacher by vocation based in the easternmost point of the Sierra de … Continue reading Vinos Naturi

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

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


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 Escoda