Monday, October 17, 2016

carinena harvest 2016

Last week we have finishing the  harvest of the  Carinena and Cabernet sauvignon.
Just before the rain last friday!
A normal year for the carinena, a bit less sugars as usual, but that is not a problem, than the crianca wines will have less alcolhol. In stead of the 14 to 15  %  range we can go probably to the 14.0 % max.

Carinena from the year 1974


 With this machine the berrys come seperate from the ris.
 And pumped to the rvs tank with temperature control.

Destemming of the Carinena


Friday, September 30, 2016

garnaxa harvest 2016

We have harvested the Garnaxa this week. This year it is the dryest year i have seen sindce we have started in 2006.

A lot grapes dead or raisens, Unfortunatly we do not have water!
The suger content was normal, but small berrys and grapes. This give excellent wines.
So every year gives a diffrent touch!

Garnaxa 2016

Small bunches of exlosive material
destemming of the bunches into nice smelling juice...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Gold in the vineyard

This year is verry dry in the area and in Spain. The spring was oke, nice showers, summer some hot weeks and a long period of warmth.  yesterday the climite has changes from 30 degrees C to 24 deg C. The evenings are 14 degrees colder, so the summer has come to his end in one day!

A little rain only 2 mm but we have find a jar of pure gold in the vineyards!

Gold between the Garnacha grapes!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Harvest 2016

The end of august all the grapefarmers starting harvesting. The white varities are first like Garnacha lanca and Macabeo. The weeks there after fthe start with the first red varities as merlot, Temperanillo and Sira. The hrirt week of eptemmber the Garnacha will be harvested. Than the region is in full production. The majority of the DO Montsant and the DOQ Priorat are Garnacha and Carinena.

Garnacha  2 weeks to wait

Carinena 1972  first week of oktober to be harvested approx.

Sira will be harvested around 13 of september

dry grapes a dry year

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wine behind the label

Wine behind the label

The ultimate guide to the world’s leading wine producers and their wines.

Terra Personas is on page 1232;

Terra Personas (Montsant)
Persoon family Apartado 96, 43730 Falset (Cataluña)
Tel: 662 214291

A small range of bright, forward and immediately approachable wines is produced here. 
There is a rosado as well as the nutty, lightly aromatic white and two reds. The bodega is owned by the Dutch Persoon family and there has been winegrowing input from Scottish consultant Norrel Robertson MW, who is based in Calatayud. 

The vineyard consists of 10 ha which are protected by the Montsant mountains and planted at around 400 metres altitude. The Blanco from Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo is part tank fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures, its Garnacha Blanca component in small oak. 

Of the two reds the Terra Vermella (Carinena, Garnacha, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon) is more approachable and fruit forward.

The Terra Negra is more complex, the influence of around 80% of old Cariñena in the blend with Garnacha and Syrah is immediately apparent on tasting. 

Recommended Reds:
Montsant Terra Negra ★★★ £C
Montsant Terra Vermella ★★✩ £B

Recommended Whites:
Montsant Terra Blanca ★★ £B

Monday, July 25, 2016

verizon 2016

Up till now everything is verry prommizing about the quality to be harvested in spetember and oktober harvest2016.
Nice climate, sun and no problems..

Friday, July 15, 2016

The council of the Priorat = Unesco?

Catalan wine producers in Spain are pushing ahead with a bid to have Priorat recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The campaign, which has been endorsed by the government of Catalonia, aims to protect a landscape that has generated an economy based on wine and olive oil production and wine tourism.
Among the most vertiginous wine regions in Europe, Priorat is home to deep-rooted vines grown on the unusual llicorella slate soil near Tarragona. Producers want the region to be listed as a ‘mountainous, Mediterranean agricultural and cultural landscape’ by UNESCO.
Rachel Ritchie, liaison officer of Priorat wine council’s Espai Priorat event, said World Heritage status would help protect Priorat’s non-terraced hillside vineyards, known as ‘costers’.Producers claim UNESCO’s global reach would help raise awareness of the values of Priorat’s landscape and cultural heritage.
The campaign for Priorat follows the inclusion of the Alto Douro wine region in Portugal as a World Heritage Site in 2001. More recently, St Emilion in Bordeaux and Barolo vineyards in Piedmonthave made the list.
The Priorat area is home to both Priorat and DO Montsant  wine regions and an olive oil DOP. Siurana. Campaigners now have to present a final dossier to the Spanish government, which would then take responsibility for pushing Priorat’s case on the international stage.

Written by Barnaby Eales

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tast the wines and oliveoil of Terra Personas 2 juli 2016 Hilversum Holland.

2 July wineshop il di vino at Hilversum have a Terra Personas Tasting with the wines and Oliveoils.
This is the chance to taste the quality wines & Olive oil from Terra Personas.

With some tapas from Restuarant Chef aan de Werf also located in Hilversum.

Tasting from 14.00 to 17.00 hours.

 Il diVino Wijnen
Bussumerstraat 6
1211 BK Hilversum
Tel.: 0031-(0)35 622 9159