The Garraf Massif is a mountain range located south of Barcelona along the Mediterranean coast between the towns Castelldefels and Sitges. Rocky and calcareous, the region is sparsely wooded, carpeted in wild herbs and centered around the Parc Natural Garraf. In this stony, rugged landscape, Carlos Esteva took a dilapidated family estate and turned it into one of the most dynamic properties in Penedès. Starting in 1979, Carlos began to restore his grandfather’s house and replant many of the vineyards and orchards. Now totaling 90ha of vineyards, 2ha of olive trees and 1 ha of almond trees, the farm has been organic since 2008 and has recently introduced biodynamic practices in some vineyards. The rugged, inhospitable landscape presents many varying microclimates which Carlos has taken advantage of by planting over 28 grapes varieties.
Grape: Xarello, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Rousanne, Moscatell, Garnatxa Blanca.
Origin: DO Penedès, Catalonia
Color: Brilliant yellow with green hues.
Bouquet: Ripe citrus notes, pear notes, light yellow plum notes, slightly spicy.
Taste: Crisp and fruity with flavors of Anjou pear, lemon thyme, and tangy honey crisp apple on the palate, which are rounded out with honeydew melon complemented by a hazelnut finish.
Ideally wine to seafood, lean fish, savoury snacks, grilled vegetables and hard or soft cheeses.