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Can Rufols del Caus - ‘Terraprima’ Negre - Massif del Garraf, Penedes, Spain (2017)

Can Rufols del Caus - ‘Terraprima’ Negre - Massif del Garraf, Penedes, Spain (2017)

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Red and black berry aromas with hints of aromatic herbs. Complex and concentrated, this wine shows its barrel ageing. Expressing the chalky minerality of this unique terroir, this wine is refreshing with a long finish.

REGION Spain > Penedes > Massif del Garraf
GRAPE(S) Grenache, Cab Franc and a little bit of Syrah
FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 12.5%
FEATURES Low Intervention, Biodynamic, Natural, Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly

In 1979, Carlos Esteva began reworking his grandfather's 17th century estate on the stony, rugged landscape of the Garraf Massif along Spain's Mediterranean coast just south of Barcelona.

The land is rocky and inhospitable, yet is somehow home to a wide range of unique microclimates Carlos has leveraged to plant over 28 grape varieties. With soils infused with decomposed dolomitic limestone with elements of ancient stones and fossils, the Can Rafols estate gets plenty of warmth and sunshine as well as afternoon winds that temper the heat and humidity of summer.

Carlos’ arrival in the Garraf was nothing short of a revolution. Not only did he undertake the daunting task of restoring the noble but derelict masia (a traditional Catalan farmhouse), he also regenerated the farming of the vineyards, introducing new varieties and methods of cultivation, making a decisive bet on quality wines of unparalleled character that would give a fresh identity to his estate winery.

Grapes are delicately harvested and brought to a state-of-the-art processing facility where they are fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in a mixture of stainless steel, French oak and chestnut. 

Now under the stweardship of the next generation, Jordi Steve continues Carlos' legacy of exquisite winemaking and only releasing wines when perfectly ready to drink - which often means additional ageing after bottling.


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