Signature Wines

Signature wines is a dynamic range issued from a partnership between Franck Massard and a local winemaker to represent the essence from a DO quality region. It can be a limited production based on a selection of barrels or a wine showing genuine fruit and character where volume is more generous.

DO Ribeira Sacra:
Licis

General Licis is the name of a single plot where the grapes are grown and harvested to make this elegant red wine.

Flavours Licis offers straightforward fruit, raspberry, cherry, violets, lavender and dry roses. This wine is extremely well-balanced and displays fresh and intense aromas with soft tannins.

Origin: Grapes are sourced in the area of Ribeira Sacra in Galicia surrounding the village of Sober.

Soils: Schists

Orography: Steep slopes with southern orientation situated at 350m of altitude.

Climate: atlantic with continental influence

Grape variety: 100% mencía, an autochthonous grape variety. The age of the vines is 50 years.

Harvest: is done by hand in 18 kg cases, usually takes place at the end of September

Wine-making: 10 days with gentle pumping, gentle extraction was achieved by a maceration for 8 days. The wines was aged solely in steel tanks in contact with fine lees for 8 months and bottled in September 2009.

Technical data:
Alcohol in vol.:12,5º

Limited quantity: Only 4000 bottles have been elaborated, each bottle is numbered.

Although Licis is already really expressive as a young wine, it will reveal its full potential within a few months and even longer.

-D.O Montsant:
El Brindis : a small production of 4,000 bottles which will be soon by the glass in Park Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai, it is an elegant expression of cariñena 80% and garnacha 20%. We aimed at elaborating a balanced wine that retains freshness thanks to the Cariñena. There is a subtle touch of wood less than 20% just to give an extra dimension to the wine.

-Aromatica range:
-D.O Cataluña
La cesta: garnacha samsó

La Cesta is a selection of old vines Garnacha, Cariñena with a supplement of tempranillo sourced in the region of Terrra Alta approximately 30 km south of the Priorat. In this region we tend to have a high level of dry extract resulting in wines with naturally substantial amount of fruit and dark colour.

Philosophy: Not only it is the result of a selection in the vineyard but we also separate the incoming berries to ensure that our Selection “La Cesta” corresponds to our quality criteria.

Origin: La Cesta comes exclusively from old vines vineyard in Terra Alta, around the village of Corbera d’Ebre.

-D.O Rueda
Herbis: verdejo viura

A fine example of the highly reputed DO Rueda. This cool climate region offers an extended ripening season for the grape contributing to the unique flavours of its berries.

Philosophy: The berries are the most important and are periodically checked at the time of the harvest. Picking takes place by hand in small crates. We ensure that only healthy berries are selected to impart in our Herbis.

Origin: The grapes are from the zone of La Seca in Rueda lying at 850 m of altitude

Other points of interest Two silver medals: AWC International wine challenge and the Hong Kong Sommeliers international contest 2009

Herbis: sauvignon blanc

A fine example of the highly reputed DO Rueda. This cool climate region offers an extended ripening season for the grape contributing to the unique flavours of its berries.

Philosophy: The berries are the most important and are periodically checked at the time of the harvest. Picking takes place by hand in small crates. We ensure that only healthy berries are selected to impart in our Herbis.

Origin: The grapes are from the zone of La Seca in Rueda lying at 850 m of altitude
Other points of interest Gold medal: AWC International wine challenge

-D.O Cava
Les Enfosques: xarel-lo, parellada, macabeo

-Hedonistic Range:

This range emphasises on the fruit of the region and provides a very attractive price to meet the market demand.

-D.O Cataluña:
Viña Alta : garnacha samsó, garnacha blanca macabeo

This originates from a partnership with friends vinegrowers and aims at selecting few parcels of exceptional quality and only pick and nurture a wine that we believe represents the essence of the appellation.

viña alta blanco

Mas Sardana: Originates from selected vineyards in Terra Alta, based on Garnacha grape with a twist of the local cariñena. Moderate alcohol 13% and light extraction to offer a pure juicy garnacha ideal for lunch time. We recommend to serve it relatively chilled.

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