2006 marked the beginning of Lagravera – a project that brought life back to a barren land from which gravel used to be extracted. The Arnó family decided to plant 12,62 hectares of vineyards, divided into 15 plots, and put sustainable agriculture into practice in order to recover the vineyard traditions of these lands.

 

Today, we are growing 8 different varietals, White Grenache, Red Grenache and the ancestral Trobat Negree among these.

 

The grapes from this vineyard are in the core of most of our wines: in Ónra White and Ónra Red as part of their multi-landscape rich blend, whereas in Lagravera Natural, Ciclic White, Ciclic Tinto y Red and Solera they constitute their entire single-vineyard and single-variety character.

Year planted

Altitude

Direction

Planting density

Planting frame

Rootstock

Vine training method

Surface

Plots

Varietals

Terroir

2006

350 meters (roughly 1,150 ft)

South East-North East

4.320 plants/ha

2,4 m*1

Richter 110

Trellis

12,62 ha

15

8 varietals: Red Grenache, White Grenache, Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Marselan, Sauvignon Blanc and Trobat Negre recovered from the “El Vinyet” estate.

Gravel and sand intercalated with gypsum

Visiting the 1,41 hectares of this vineyard is like revisiting 1889, when the Orpella family started planting on this estate. Rediscovered in 2011, this “small vineyard”, located next to the Farfanya River and cultivated on soils with a high clay percentage, contains24 ancestral varietals such as Pyrenees and Heben. But our most surprising discovery were the X varietals: X8, X Avi 1997 and X Avi 2167, analyzed by the Catalan Institute of Vines and Wine (INCAVI) and unknown to the world to this day.

 

With the grapes from this vineyard, we are able to make the La Pell “Finca El Vinyet” white, red, claret wines, as well as our nanofermentations, allowing us to return to the wines first made by our ancestors.

Year planted

Altitude

Direction

Planting density

Planting frame

Rootstock

Vine training method

Surface

Plots

Varietals

Terroir

1889

450 meters (roughly 1,476 feet)

North-South

2.000 plants/ha

1,5m*3,3m

Rupestris de Lot

Bush vine

1,41 ha

1

24 ancestral varietals: Isaga, Pirineos 4, Pirineos 17, Trobat Negre, Trobat Blanc, Picapoll Roig, Heben, Valencí, Rojal, Mandó, Monastrell, Red Grenache, White Grenache, Sumoll Blanc, Macabeu, Muscat of Alexandria, Xarel·lo, Pansa de la Noguera, Pansa Valenciana, and others that are unknown.

3 varietals unique to the world: X8, X Avi 1997, X Avi 2167

Clay, limestone pebbles, gypsum

From the highest point of this estate with an altitude of 800 metros de altura, you can spot La Conca de Barberà and Priorat. Mas la Parra is our highest vineyard, which makes the wines from this plot fresher and provides them with a denser concentration of color.

 

Since we recovered this abandoned vineyard, we have been cultivating Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are all varietals already found on this estate, and we have planted White Grenache as well as the 24 ancestral varietals recovered from “El Vinyet”.

 

With the grapes from this estate and the Núria vineyard, we make landscape wines that allow us to taste the particularities of the different terroirs of La Serra Llarga.

Year planted

Recovery year

Altitude

Direction

Planting density

Planting frame

Rootstock

Vine training method

Surface

Plots

Varietals

Terroir

1999

2017

800 meter (roughly 2,300 feet)

North-South

3.250 plants/ha

2,55m*1,2 trellis/ 2,55*1,5 bush vine

SO4 Selection Oppenheim 4 (trellis) and Richter 110 (bush vine)

Trellis

11,21 ha

10

28 varietals: White Grenache, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet and 1 ha with the 24 ancestral varietals recovered from the El Vinyet vineyard.

Silts and gypsum outcrops with abundant limestone.

This estate, which is protected by the Majos family, hides treasures still unnamed. As of today, we have analyzed and identified 9 grape varietals, mainly indigenous, and others that appear to be completely unknown.

 

Its grapes will be vinified in 2020 to produce a new style of Grand Cru plot wine: White/Red La Pell “Les Pedrisses d’Ibars” plot.

Year planted

Year of transformation to biodynamic

Altitude

Direction

Planting density

Planting frame

Rootstock

Vine training method

Surface

Varietals

Terroir

1935

2018

350 meters (roughly 1,150 ft)

West-East

2.000 plants/ha

1,5m*3,3m

Rupestris de Lot

Bush vine

0,69 ha

Approximately 9 varietals: Sumoll Negre, Picapoll de la Noguera, Macabeu, Trobat negre, Trobat blanc, Muscat of Alexandria, Malvasía, Isaga and others that are unknown.

Alluvial loamy soils with small limestone pebbles.