Monday, May 15, 2017

Flowertime

De grapes are flowering at the moment. Nearly to see. This week Vitec taking leaf samples to see everything is oke with the plants.


The flowering of the olives is more pronounced. With nice vieuws over the siurana vallei.



Friday, May 5, 2017

Poda verd

We are now doing the Poda verd.  Regulating the excess growth of the vines. See the foto the differences. The vines are excessive growers, and regulating is important for the wine quality.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Fira Del Vi Falset 2017

Look for a great wine festival in Spain?
Visit on 29 & 30 of april Falset in Spain.
Wines from many bodegas from the DO Montsant and DOQ Priorat.

We are also present!

Have a copa of  Terra Personas wine.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Rasors or Navajas

Those shelfs you see on the coastline. 
Often  on the Holland coast. 
Are verry nice to eat!
The catch these shelfs in the sandline of the coast itself, and sell them to Spain.
The Dutch do not eat these shelfs, but the can be tasty!

death and empty shelfs on the beach

The recipe for a tasty tapa:

Rinse the shelf in water, the can contain a lot of sand.
Heat olive oil extra vergine in a pan, and put the shelfs in it, 
Put a lid on the pan, after 4-5 minutes the are open.

Make the sauce:
Get the seed out 1 big  tomato, without the skinn, heat the oliveoil extra vergine in a pan again, fry 1 spring onions nicely cut,  ad the diced tomato in the oliveoil together with 2 spoons of limejuice. Til all is more softer.

Put the rasors on the plate, with the sauce over it.
Some salt, peper, basil and more limejuice if need  over it!

Nice with Terra  Blanca.

Salut y Bon Profit!


Nice with Terra Blanca a good mix.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

trees reduction

Somethimes you have to reduce the numbers of pine trees on the property.
The are growing to fast and  are to much competion for the olive trees.
And my stove need fuel for the next winter months!
Roy sawing the pine trees for the stove.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

spring 2017


The temperatures are high at the moment. 
The nature is at least 10 days ahead.
The grapes are waking up, the juices are streaming slowly. 
The buds are uncroping.
Now we hope that the temperature are remaining abouve the 0 deg limits, otherwise......


Vigs starting growing, ( no flowers needed!)
After the flowering in february now already young almonds visible.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

The wintermonts in Catalunia the people eat Calcots. It is a spring -onion in xxl size.
Nice on the bbq with vinetrimmings. Sizzeling on the fire, and kept warm in the Spanich roof tile.
You get black vingers, but no problem, the are very nice with Romesco sauce and Spanich lam with Terra Vermella!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

pruning of the vines

Pruning of the vines, now it is a good season for this, nice temperatures and time enough before the start budding for the new year, mostly mid march.
last year I bought myself a new electrical scissors, a feast for my wrist!

Her we pruning the old vines planted in 1972, 45 year old a new lustrum, we use these grapes for our Terra Negra wines, Crianza type.