Josep Grau Winery
“Passion. Necessary for everything. To overcome obstacles, to behave like a madman when there is no way out, to be consistent and, above all, to defend yourself from thos who think you are naïve. To me that is real controlled adrenaline “.Josep Grau
The Josep Grau winery is a family project located in the municipality of Marçà, in the the Montsant Designation of Origin (“Denominación de Origen” or “D.O.”). Currently one hundred thousand bottles of different wines are made, of which 70 % are exported and the rest is distributed in the domestic market Josep Grau is the winemaker and winery owner and currently manages 26 acres of vineyards in different parts of the Montsant D.O. and a diversity of soils. From small productions per vine – ranging from 500 grams in vineyards aging over 70 years – to 1.5 kilos in vineyards between 15 to 40 years old. All work is done by hand, from pruning to harvest. Viticulture is organic, free of herbicides and pesticides.
The varieties grown in the Josep Grau Winery are: White “Garnacha”, Red “Garnacha”, Samsó, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. One of the basic characteristics is that the wines from Josep Grau, D.O. Montsant, are not corrected and remain as obtained from the vineyard. The main objective is to bring the fruit of the vine to the bottle with all its natural characteristics. From the beginning of his career working with local yeasts and minimum levels of sulfur, to simply ensure proper protection of the wine. Fermentations are performed in cement tanks 90% of the time and the rest in stainless steel and oak. The wine is aged in casks of 2,000 liters of Austro – Germans mostly 500 liter French oak barrels from different coopers.
The main objective is to make Josep Grau wines a reflection Montsant area and the vintage, with complexity and personality, fresh, with good structure and balance. The wines made by the winery Josep Grau are:
- L´Efecte Volador
- Vespres Vinyes Velles
- Vespres Blanc
- La Florens
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