Terroir al Limit-Terroir sense Fronteres-Vertebra de la figuera
Terroir al Limit-Terroir sense Fronteres-Vertebra de la figuera

VERTEBRA DE LA FIGUERA

The Terroir Sense Fronteres red wines of are vinified in similar ways, according to the ancient traditions of Burgundy. Following the harvest, the grapes are transferred into our vats in whole clusters, without being destemmed. As the vats fill up, we cover them and wait for fermentation to run its course, with only the autochthonous yeasts found on the fruit. The fermentation process takes place without any mechanical interactions, such as pigeage or remontage. This allows for a slower, gentler fermentation, which takes around 7-8 days.
Location La Figuera
Age 40 - 80 years old
Altitude 700 meters
Varieties 100% Grenache noir
Soils red clay with the gypsum layers
Production 4,000 bottles (in 2017)
Yield 5,000 kg per hectare
Alcohol 12,5%
Location La Figuera
Age 40 - 80 years old
Altitude 700 meters
Varieties 100% Grenache noir
Soils red clay with the gypsum layers
Production 4,000 bottles (in 2017)
Yield 5,000 kg per hectare
Alcohol 12,5%
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When fermentation is finished, the wines are aged in cement for a period of 6 months. The use of cement instead of oak in the aging process results in a wine that is powerful in flavor yet light in body, a long and complex expression of Grenache and the heights of the Figuera Mountain where the vines grow.
Reviewed by Luis Gutiérrez | The Wine Advocat

The 2017 Vertebra - Figuera is sourced from two old vineyards planted with Garnacha in the village of La Figuera. It is light and super long, with an herbal twist (à la Cabernet Franc), very spicy, with great complexity, floral and aromatic. The early-harvested grapes fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts in concrete vats and were kept in concrete for five to six months.

It’s very impressive, with a very tasty palate, fine, chalky tannins and very good length. This is a light and elegant Garnacha. It’s really impressive for a first harvest and very pure, expressing the variety and place, a cooler part of Montsant in a higher-altitude village where the soils are red and have a strong limestone component. A very light-colored floral red with the spirit of a white. They expect to fill some 4,000 bottles of this in March 2018.