“Making wine is the most beautiful way to unite man with the earth. Man drinks its essence and, by doing so, wine opens up its emotions and infuses man with pleasure.  Wine is Druidic”.Josep Grau

Wines by Josep Grau

L' efecte volador

L’ Efecte Volador Negre 2017

Viticulture and Vineyards

Grapes that come from one estate that surrounds the Marçà winery and some vineyards in the municipality of La Serra d’Almos. The age of the vines is between 15 and 35 years old. Organic viticulture. Work is done 100 % manually.

Winemaking

Harvest in boxes of 10 kilos and immediately the grapes are transported to the cellar where a part of the pedicel is introduced in cement tanks of 17.700 litres. Native yeast and without any additives. We use low-temperature fermentation to protect all the fruit. Aging to to same deposits of cement for a period of 6 months.   

Blend 

80% Red Grenache and 20% Samsó (Carignan).

Tasting

Show frankly the red fruits and the flowers (violets) that are combined with a fresh feeling. In their evolution appears some notes of black fruit and wild plants. Shiny ruby colour. In the mouth it has the freshness and a feeling of pleasant fluid that invites you to drink more and its hard to stop.

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Vino blanco Vespres

Vespres Blanc 2017

Viticulture and Vineyards

6 ha plot in the municipality of Marçà (El Priorat) of 15 years of age, on depleted granite soils. Organic viticulture. All work is done 100% manually. Harvest in boxes of 10 kilos.

Winemaking

Indigenous yeast, pressed for 6 hours with a spontaneous fermentation in a 2.000 litres capacity oak barrels (foudre). Aging for 5 months with the skin in the same fermentation barrels.

Coupage

100% White Grenache.

Tasting

Gold colour with a subtle aroma that reminds us the white fruits and flowers. When evolving, spread aniseed touches and wild flowers in the background, saline touches. Minerality present and it’s very personal. An ample and attractive mouth, with fresh acidity that will give it a structure of ageing and freshness.

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Vino Vespres tinto

Vespres Vinyes Velles 2016

Viticulture and Vineyards

Properties between 50 and 70 years of the municipalities of Marçà, Falset and Capçanes. Soils made of various compositions, mostly stony, clayey and calcareous. Organic viticulture. All work is done 100% manually. Harvest in boxes of 10 kilos.

Winemaking

Indigenous yeasts and fermentation in cement tanks. Aging for a period of 9 months in 2.000 litres capacity foudres.

Blend

70% Samsó (carignan) and 30% Red Grenache.

Tasting

Elegance, freshness and volume in the mouth.

Cherry colour with the violet edge. Blunt nose of black forest fruit. Ripe sensations on a mineral background. Balsamic notes that combine the warmness of the most aromatic sandalwood. Fresh aftertaste and deep acidity. A faithful reflection of the vintage.

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Vino rosado Regina de Josep Grau

Regina 2016/2017

Viticulture and Vineyards

From 7 terraced vineyards of Partida Les Comes State, very steep. The upper part has slate soils and the lower, more clay. Ecological viticulture. All work is done 100% manually.

Winemaking

Grape was pressed for 7 hours. Did the fermentation with a controlled temperature in a 2.000 litres capacity big barrel (foudre). Aging 7 months in the same barrel where did the fermentation. Bottled and labelled by hand in original bottle of the first Burgundy wines with asymmetrical shapes.

Coupage

90% Red Grenache and 10% White Grenache.

Tasting

A pink pearls colour. Seductive, fragrant and generous; a rose with soul. Has an original nose of roses and sweet spices. On the palate, it is pronounced creamy, very broad and deep and with an extremely sweet and long finish. Very gastronomic wine. It can be paired with any dish.

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La Florens 2015

Viticulture and vineyards

It comes from an estate with 3 ha plantation of different ages 40, 70 and 100 years, in the municipality of Marçà (El Priorat) from clay compositions soils. La Florens is a selection of the best grapes from the 100-year plot. Organic viticulture and ecological winemaking process, where all work is done 100% manually. Harvest in boxes of 10 kilos.

Winemaking

Indigenous yeasts and fermentation in cement tanks with a 2.500 litre capacity (foudre) for a period of 14 months. Bottled in November 2016.

 Variety

100% Red Grenache.

Tasting

In the nose immediately shows black and ripe fruit. Balsamic notes and spicy bottom of black pepper and minerality with hints of stone fire. Then subtle aromas of pink and purple petals are displayed. In the mouth, sublime texture and voluminous entry of ripe fruit with a very good acidity. Well tamed tannins. Long and fresh aftertaste. A wine that will age very well.

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Vino rosado Regina de Josep Grau

L’ Efecte Volador Blanc 2017

Viticulture and Vineyards

The grape of this wine comes from an estate of Marçà (El Priorat) with decomposed granite soils and clay. 5-year-old vines. Organic viticulture and work in the vineyard is done 100% manually.

Winemaking

The grapes are harvested and pressed slowly to the pneumatic press for a period of 6 hours to make a slow extraction of all the aromatic potential of this variety. Ferment for 15 days in stainless steel tanks, where it will remain 5 months to refine.

Blend

100% White Grenache.

Tasting

Aromatic nose with fruit and white flowers notes. In the mouth, it is very harmonious, with a feeling that does not disappoint with the nose aromas. Greasy and very nice taste.

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Vino Granit

Granit 2017

Viticulture and Vineyards

Vineyards settled on terraces in the Les Comes Plot, at 450 meters height and very exposed to the wind that comes from the Mediterranean sea. 100% discomposed granite soil, with very little water retention and abundant minerals. Organic viticulture. All works are done manually. Harvest happens in boxes of 10 kilos.

Winemaking

Pressed for 7 hours. Fermentation and breeding in 2.000 litres of capacity. Aged 9 months with the skin.

Blend

100% White Grenache.

Tasting

Very fine and complex nose full of aromas of white fruit and flowers. Wild herbs and clear minerality, a faithful reflection of the farm from where it comes from. Lovely, velvety mouth, with good acidity and mineral character. Very broad and deep taste.

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Maimó Wine

Territori

Viticulture and vines

La Serra d’Almos (southerly zone of DO Montsant)

250 m

35-40 years old

Soil: Clay and limestone

Low yielding: 3-4,000 kg/ha.

Grown organically – Grapes harvested by hand in small boxes

Vinification

Three selection passes prior to fermentation. A blend of the four previous wines. Aged 14 months in 2,000L foudres made from Austrian oak. Neither clarified nor filtered.

Varieties

80% Grenache, 20% Carignan

Tasting Note

Aspect: Intense ruby in color.

Nose: Mature forest fruits, floral touches, forest fruit confiture.

Mouth: Confiture of blackberries, raspberries, balsamic notes, garrigue, light mineral and toasted notes. Very open, complex, and with good volume. Vibrant acidity and freshness.

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Maimó Wine

Maimó

Viticulture and vines

La Serra d’Almos (southerly zone of DO Montsant)

229 m

35-40 years old

Soil: Clay and limestone “panal” (fine, alluvial sand)

Low yielding: 3-4,000 kg/ha

Grown organically – Grapes harvested by hand in small boxes

Vinification

Three selection passes prior to fermentation in short, conical foudre and then aged for 14 months in 2,000L foudres made from Austrian oak. Neither clarified nor filtered.

Varieties

100% Grenache

Tasting Note

Aspect: Ruby in color.

Nose: Mature red fruits, sweetish, fig leaves, cherry, and red fruit marmalade.

Mouth: Plum, mineral touches, mature cherry, and spiciness. Light touch of cinnamon. Silky, velvety texture, round, smooth tannins.

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Figuerals Wine

Figuerals Grenache

Viticulture and vines

La Serra d’Almos (southerly zone of DO Montsant)

229 m

35-40 years old

Soil: Clay and limestone “panal” (fine, alluvial sand)

Low yielding: 3-4,000 kg/ha

Grown organically – Grapes harvested by hand in small boxes

Vinification

Three selection passes prior to fermentation in short, conical foudre and then aged for 14 months in 2,000L foudres made from Austrian oak. Neither clarified nor filtered.

Varieties

100% Grenache

Tasting Note

Aspect: Ruby in color.

Nose: Mature red fruits, sweetish, fig leaves, cherry, and red fruit marmalade.

Mouth: Plum, mineral touches, mature cherry, and spiciness. Light touch of cinnamon. Silky, velvety texture, round, smooth tannins.

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Figuerals Samsó Wine

Figuerals Samsó

Viticultura i vinyes

La Serra d’Almos (zona sud de la DO Montsant)

285 m

35-40 anys d’edat

Sòl argilo-calcari

Rendiments baixos: 3.000/4.000 kg/hac.

Finca envoltada de bosc. Vinya dividida en terrasses

Cultiu ecològic – Collita manual amb caixa petita

Vinificació

3 seleccions de raïm abans de fermentació. Fermenta en un foudre troncocònic i envelleix 14 mesos en foudres de 2.000L de roure austríac. Ni es clarifica ni es filtra

Raïm

100% Samsó

Tast

Color robí intens amb tocs violacis.

Nas: fruita negra madura com gerds i mores fulles seques. Notes minerals, grafit, tinta, terrós.

Boca: melmelada de fruit de bosc, especiats, herbes aromàtiques seques, terra mullada, nou moscada, vegetal, cedre. Taní marcat i integrat amb la alta intensitat aromàtica i la seva expressiva acidesa.

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Rogers Wine

Rogers

Viticulture and vines

La Serra d’Almos (southerly zone of DO Montsant)

229 m

35-40 years old

Soil: Clay and limestone

Low yielding: 3-4,000 kg/ha.

Grown organically – Grapes harvested by hand in small boxes

Vinification

Three selection passes prior to fermentation in short, conical foudre and then aged for 14 months in 2,000L foudres made from Austrian oak. Neither clarified nor filtered.

Varieties

100% Grenache

Tasting Note

Aspect: Ruby in color

Nose: Forest fruits, violets, spicy notes, clove, mineral, and toasted at the base.

Mouth: Green almond, spices, cedar, plum, rosemary, licorice, mineral at the base. Marked tannins, complex and well structured.

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Figuerals Wine

Una Nit en Globus 2016

Viticulture & Vineyards

Grapes from Les Comes vineyard, surrounding Marçà village. Organic viticulture. Vineyard’s management is done 100% by hand.

Winemaking

Harvest in boxes of 10 kg. Once in the winery, grapes are selected through a sorting table. Fermentation occurs in cement tanks during 10 days with 50% of the stalks. Indigenous yeast and low temperature controlled to keep freshness and fruitiness. After fermentation, wine is kept 6 months in the same tank and it spends at least 6 extra months in bottle.

Blend

70% Black Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10% Syrah.

Tasting

A fresh and an easy drinking wine that pairs with any traditional meal. Expresses the fruit of the vineyard, without influence of ageing aromas.

*This is the first wine of the new winery in Capçanes. It will include single vineyard wines of long ageing and produced 100% with the traditional grape varieties in Montsant (Grenache and Carignan) with the aim of expressing the different soils we have in each plot.

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