The land

Our winery Vinyes dels Aspres is located in the municipality of Cantallops, the most northern inland town of the Alt Empordà, sheltered by the Albera mountain range, a territory of gently rounded foothills of the Mediterranean Pyrenees.

It is in this especially rough and dry area, where our vineyards lie and have been owned by our family for generations. We enjoy about thirty hectares of lans, all of them registered within the “Denominació d’Origen (AOC) Empordà”, planted with vines averaging thitty years of age that are  over fourteen plots. The vines are mosly of indigenous varieties: Garnatxa and Carinyena, a few Picapoll vines, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. With these varietals fully adapted to the terroir and climatology our whole range of wines are elaborated. This is especially the case with the outstanding versatility of the Garnatxa, named Lledoner in Empordà, be it the black, the white and the red.

The land is composed of granite and slate, ancient soils that are rocky, and very suitable for the production of quality grapes.

The combination of land profile and the frequent north “tramuntana” wind affect the performance and yield of our vineyards, the average production being less than two kilos per vinestock. This component, together with a careful agricultural management and the subsequent treatment of the grapes in the winery, are the key to obtaining good wine.

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