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PLOM

 DOQ  PRIORAT

LEAD

1938, Priorat becomes the rearguard of the Ebre front. All towns of its western side become camps, hospitals and observatories of the battle. In Bellmunt, the lead mine "castle" is used as a watchtower of the DECA aerial surveillance, and is within walking distance of this vineyard.

Priorat was the beginning and end battle passage for the Ebre's soldiers, between them, my grandfather.

Galena was the main extracted ore in Priorat's mines for almost 100 years, to its closure on early 1970's.

Lead from those mines was the main resource of the area's economy during the phylloxera crisis. During the Civil War, 10,000 tons of this metal were extracted to manufacture the ammunition for the Republicans. 

Grenache from the Bellmunt shady, fresh, deep and aerial. 

An exceptional quality wine that claims the place and the space, the time and the memory of a punished land by the pain of yesterday, which today we try to transform into life and hope.

THE VINEYARD

Variety: Black Grenache 100%                                                                              Soil: Slate

Vineyard: Camí de les Aubagues                                                             Altitude: 380 masl

Orientation: North                                                                         Biodynamic Agriculture

Harvest: Manual                                                                                     1 ha - 5000kg / ha

THE WINE

Winemaking: Chestnut barrel, 650 litres                                                            Wild Yeasts

Refined in the barrel with its lees, during 12 months

Vintage 2018                                                                                                        Vol: 15,0°

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Vinified in MAS BLANC, with the help of Mireia, Basi and Ivan 

 TRAVEL THROUGH THE TIME TO THE VINEYARD OF PLOM

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THE TIME'S EYE