Sunday, November 27, 2016

Terra Personas in Denmark

Terra Personas have been in Denmark last week to present the wines to the Danich importers.
Organizedby the promotional office of Catalunia.
The Catalan wine and Cava tasting.

Copenhagen just like Amsterdam!

Here we had the tasting full of Personal Art!

Ruud  & Terra Personas wines.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Terra Personas is D.O. Montsant


The areas in this DO take the form of a ring, with the majority of the
territory falling within the comarca (local district) of El Priorat, but some of the lands of the Ribera del Ebro corresponding to DO Montsant, which is defined as a modern designation of origin with a long tradition in the production of red wine.

The climate here is Mediterranean with continental influences. Rainfall is very limited and there are sharp oscillations in temperature, although the southern part is a little warmer. On the periphery of the DO, there are compact lands with calcareous soils, on stony fluvial terraces, but which have a low water holding capacity. In some parts of Cornudella and Falset, we find the slate-based soils known locally as “llicorelles”, which are poor in organic matter.

The vines exhibit low performance, an aspect that defines wine-making
in this area and which makes them highly prized. The red wines, which
are most important in quantity, are mainly made from Grenache and
Carignan and typical local DO varieties such as Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet, which are used in small percentages in coupages. DO Montsant is also known for its young red wines. White wines, which are increasingly present in this DO, are obtained from the Macabeu and White Grenache grape varieties. Chardonnay, Muscat, Parellada and Pansal all have a token presence in DO Montsant where they are used in blends. This DO also produces rosés and liquors, with the latter forming part of the deeply rooted tradition of this winemaking area.

Monday, November 14, 2016

harvest Arbequina started 2016

The harvest of the Arbequina olives has started. Only 1299 trees to go.....
Thursday i have more people to help.

Ruud started today, nice temperatures.
But we will have at least 30 % less due to the dry summer.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Terra personas at the Rijks Restuarant Amsterdam

The Rijks restaurant was celebrating his 2 nd year. 
A modern Dutch Style restaurant with supricing elements on the plate.
General manager Loek Beeren has invited all the Dutch winemakers who are present on the Rijks restuarant winelist. 
From all of the world the Dutch winemakers present there wines to the journalist and winewriters.

After the presentaion we have a perfect dinner with the regular guest of the Rijks restaurant.
High quelity  and verry suprizing!

Mabe a first Michelin star in december 2016?

Ruud with the wines and oliveoil From Terra Personas

Dutch Origin from Spain at the Rijks Restaurant.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Catalan Wine tasting in Copenhagen on the 24 of November.


On the 24th November 2016, several Catalan wineries from different D.O.s will present their wines and cavas to the Danish market. Organised by the Catalan Foreign Trade Office in Copenhagen, this event that will be held at Kunstforeningen  
GL STRAND, will be a unique opportunity to discover some of the finest wines from this region. 
During this day-long event, participants will have the chance to taste Catalan wines and cavas, while also meeting those behind their production, learning more about the origins and production processes followed to obtain them.
Terra  Personas will aslo be on this event to show there wines to the people of Denmark. 

Link to visit the website for this event:


Monday, October 24, 2016

olives 2016

Last Friday have been raining. Not a lot just 16 mm, but we are happy.
On the coast, just 21 km from hear, over the montains it has rains heavy.
In Cambrils it has rain 230 mm in a few hours!

It Has been a verry dry year in Spain. We had 30 %  less grapes and the oliveharvest to come..

Mid november we starting harvesting the olives, I think this will be also less -40 %.
Because we do not have a water-well.

Rain on the Finca Terra Personas

Arbequina olives 2016

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