Grape Variety: 90% Garnacha (Grenache), 10% Merlot
Producer: Vinyes Tortuga (Dido & Jurriaan)
Region: Rabós, Catalunya, Spain
Wild Scale: 4/5
Winemaking: Biodynamic Garnacha and Merlot grapes we de-stemmed by hand (!) and then fermented in fibreglass tanks. No filtration, fining or added sulphur. Only 1,500 bottles produced (even less than usual due to mildew affected Merlot vines)
Notes on the Winemaker: Dido and Jurriaan hail from the Netherlands and travelled the world learning winemaking before settling right in the North of Catalunya not far from the French border. They crowdfunded their vineyard purchase and are now on their 2nd vintage making wine that is full of joy. We visited in 2019 and listened to records in their winery whilst tasting samples. Each cuvee has a different reference to one of their favourite musicians.