We are from here, from this land. The Empordà is where we were born, where we decided to live and continue the legacy of a family of wine growers. This is where Grandpa Lluís decided to start making his own wine. He contemplated the land and laid the first stone of what is now the winery. Damià managed it first and afterwards Anna took the reins of the business. Eight generations of wine growers dedicated to a landscape: the Empordà.
Each harvest expresses the perfect cycle of this land between the sea and the mountains. An intimate and universal world shaped by the blowing north wind, the tramuntana, which accentuates the striking natural elements and makes the vineyards seem more alive than ever. The wind, the light and the earth have given us a passionate and restless character.
Land formed by patches of slate and granite in which the vine is firmly rooted. Sauló soils give fresh and elegant wines. Slate is responsible for more mature, tannic and powerful wines.
We work with local varieties, the ones that best suit the climate and the soils we have, and we get wines that tell us about their origin, without artifice. Grenaches, which we call white, red and black lledoner, as well as white, red and black carignan, macabeo, muscatel, monastrell… all of which express the virtues of our terroirs.
Our restless spirit pushes us to learn every day and experiment with the elements we have. For years we have put a lot of effort into reclaiming the soil. Creating a library of grape varieties, an exhaustive study of the old vineyards, we found local varieties and saw that they were the most adapted to the climate of the area. Hence the first single varietal of red lledoner, as well as the re-evaluation of the white carignan.
We are fully aware that we live and make wine in a privileged environment, next to three natural parks. Our vines must grow in harmony if we want to make the best wine. Balance, care and perseverance. Belonging to a place allows us to see and feel the importance of organic farming. Afterall, the wine is made in the vineyard.
Espelt’s vineyards form a mosaic of great diversity. A variety of orientations, microclimates, locations. From the most productive vines of the plains to the plots of the terraprims, the slopes where we continue to rebuild stretches of dry stone. From the very old vineyards of Rabós, in the Sierra de l’Albera, a refuge of history and wisdom, to the extensive estate of Mas Marès, in the heart of the Cap de Creus Natural Park, facing the sea. With a deep-rooted and conscious viticulture, we want to maintain this wealth and this balance.