Appellation: Penedès
Cuvée: Lluerna
Colour: White
Grapes: Xarello
About: Both red and white Els Vinyerons – Vins Naturals wines are creations brilliantly realised to make inexpensive organic, sans soufre, terroir wines. They’re designed to be clean and easy to drink while fully capturing the fruit character of the grape and soil and climate. The soil and grape bring a vegetal freshness and minerality to the white.


Location: near Sant Marti Sarroca just north west of Vilafranca del Penedès.
Size ha: 10.
Age: vines planted between 1968 and 1998.
Soils: limestone with traces of fossilised oysters.
Exposition: east.
Altitude: 250m.
Training: on wire.
Farming: organic.
Average yield hl/ha: 30.
Climate: Mediterranean.


Hand-picked harvest is gently pressed direct to stainless steel to ferment, using natural yeasts, temperatures controlled to 18º. A third sees 10 days on skins. Then all blended and remains six months un-touched before racking by gravity and bottling without stabilisation, clarification, filtration nor sulfiting. 10% of the previous year’s harvest is added after spending a year in old French oak 300L barrels to add a little spicy complexity.

Vintage Notes 2016
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Harvested: early September.
Bottles produced: 9,000.
Date bottled: 2017-05.
Alcohol %: 12.45.
SO2 Total: 14.

Vintage Notes 2017
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Harvested: early September.
Bottles produced: 30,000.
Date bottled: 2018-05.
Alcohol %: 12.10.
SO2 Total: 12.

Vintage Notes 2018
Yield hl/ha: 25.
Harvested: early September.
Bottles produced: 37,000.
Date bottled: 2019-05.
Alcohol %: .
SO2 Total: .
Tasting: lovely vegetal cool to support the typical creamy, orange, fruit, with a great finish, sappy, juicy, digestible, clean and a touch of spice.

Vintage Notes 2019
A hot, dry summer followed a wet winter and spring so the wines are both very ripe and reasonably juicy.
Yield hl/ha: 40
Harvested: early September
Bottles produced: 30,000
Date bottled: 2020-05
Alcohol %: 11.5
SO2 Total: < 20 naturally occurring
Tasting: Very smart. Super ripe. Pepper, vanilla, over peach, silk.