Javi has spent time studying the soils of his vineyards and decided to plant a new 2.5-hectare plot of interspersed Arcos and Garnacha on a very steep, terraced site in 2018. It’s a grand cru site scented with pine trees and the wild herbs that grow around it.
Forada is delicate, perfumed and deeply aromatic. It glides across the palate with raspberry, wild strawberry and red plum fruit and a crushed rock, mineral finish. A truly remarkable new addition to Javi's exemplary range.
Javier Revert is part of a vanguard of young Spanish winemakers who are working with indigenous grape varieties and traditional viticultural and winemaking techniques to produce pure, vibrant wines that truly reflect their origins.
They're made in minuscule quantities and destined to become a benchmark for the new wave in Eastern Spain. He has strong bonds to his home region, where his family h farmed for generations, and he studied viticulture at the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia.
One afternoon Javi was walking with his grandfather, who mentioned that an old vineyard they came across had been planted by his great-grandfather. This discovery prompted Javi to keep an eye out for other old, terraced sites. Soils are rich in calcium carbonate, not unlike the albariza around Jerez. The plots haven’t been worked for years so are now part of a patchwork of Mediterranean flora, olive and almond trees.