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PÓLVORA

 DO  CONCA DE BARBERÀ

GUN POWDER

At the end of 1938, Montblanc and L'Epluga de Francolí are constantly punished by bombings, scarring the vineyards with iron and gunpowder. On its back, the Serra de Prades canyons , a natural refuge for the villages' neighbours, became also one of the pahts for the soldiers who set their walk out to France, between them, my grandfather. 

pólVora is born from a vineyard of Trepat, planted in between the north face of the Serra de Prades and Montblanc village, the final stretch of the Barranc de la Pascuala passage, crossing the mountain range and ending next to an old farmhouse where soldiers were temporarily sheltered, and probably my grandfather, was too.

This wine claims a variety that years ago, was despised and almost gone, same as did many of the people who made the difficult decision to get separated from their family while set out on an uncertain path to exile.

 

Of pólVora 2018, 1,266 bottles have been made, an explosive wine that tries to speak about forest and coldness, hope and resignation, iron and gunpowder.

THE VINEYARD

Variety: Trepat 100%                                                                              Soil: Clay and Slate

Vineyard: Barranc de la Pascuala                                                            Altitude: 410 masl

Orientation: North                                                                                Organic Agriculture

Harvest: Manual                                                                                   1,5 ha - 6000kg / ha

THE WINE

Winemaking: Chestnut barrel, 650 litres                                                            Wild Yeasts

Refined in the barrel during 3 months

Vintage 2019                                                                                                        Vol: 12,0°

Barranc de la Pasquala
Bombardejos a la Conca
Serra de Prades

Vinified in MAS FORASTER, with the help of

  Sebastià-Foraster family and Ricard Sebastià. 

TRAVEL THROUGH THE TIME TO THE VINEYARD OF PÓLVORA

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THE TIME'S EYE

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