In 1770 the monks of the Abbey of Montserrat settled in the els Desterrats property as penance. The area was renowned for its harsh climate and tough conditions.
Their work: To cultivate the land to provide food for the diocese.
Their legacy: The discovery of a new terroir and a fine wine.
The legend: Large barrels mysteriously disappeared. Some said that they were taken up to heaven by the angels.
DO Costers Del Segre's inland location far from the sea has for centuries sidelined this area from world markets, producing wines with its own characteristic elements. Innovations in grape varieties and production methods have recently been introduced. It was the first place in Catalonia where the varieties Cabernet SauvignonMerlot and Chardonnay were introduced, alongside its native varieties, and also “California"� winemaking techniques were adopted.
/Very deep, well-drained soils with a moderately fine texture, where lime trees are prevalent. The surface is not stony or gravelly and is dark yellowish-brown in colour. This soil has a low, Organic matter content and a very high calcium carbonate content.
10-15 days of skin-contact. 100% malolactic fermentation in barrels for 7-10 days at 22ºC. 100% of the wine is then aged in oak barrels for 15-18 months, 40% of which is new French oak from Nevers.
A GrenacheSyrah and Carignan blend with Rich Ripe Strawberries, seasoned with white pepper and hint of oak.