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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.
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
Winemaking: Chestnut barrel, 650 litres Wild Yeasts
Refined in the barrel during 3 months
Vintage 2019 Vol: 12,0°
Vinified in MAS FORASTER, with the help of
Sebastià-Foraster family and Ricard Sebastià.