Finca la Planella is a small, single vineyard in Monstant from which Joan D'Anguera produce this exceptional blend of Carignan and Syrah. Certified biodynamic, every aspect of making this wine is done with precision and care. From hand harvesting, to gently foot trodding the grapes, fermenting with natural yeast and a lenghty ageing to soften the tannins. The result is a lightly perfumed expression, with dried flowers and white pepper and a savoury finish.
The Anguera family have been farming in Montsant for seven generations. Joan and Josep decided to completely overhaul how these vines have been historically farmed, breathing modern ideas into the winery and creating a very dynamic, exciting project.
They started in the vineyards: working biodynamically and achieving Demeter certification in 2011; they top-grafted traditional varietals Grenache and Carignan onto existing Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and are removing trellising in favour of lower-yielding gobelet vines. With fruit quality improving they were able to move to low intervention in the winery, using whole cluster ferments, old oak, and dramatically reducing sulphur use. The results are mind-blowing – balanced and elegant biodynamic wines.