Friday, April 25, 2014

Terra Personas is........... part 3

3  Viticulture

The vineyards are hidden in the south of Barcelona in the ancient wine country of the holy Montsant.

The vineyard character:

Location:              El Molar - council of the Priorat- Tarragona- Cataluña- España.
D. O. Montsant.:   Montsant Surface area: 4,0 planted hectares with vines, 4 hectares with                              olives
Geography:          45 terraces mixed variety vines, olives and almonds.
Soil:                    lime clay, with stones and 38 % chalk.
Grape varietals:    Grenache, Cariñena, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Plantation year:    1972 / 2008 / 2009
Training:              Trellised and old bush vines
Planting density:   2,70 x 1,10 m
Pruning:               Cordon Royat (short) 2 eyes.
Drip irrigation:       No
Harvest:               Hand picking in small cases
                           All hand maintenance.


Trellissed  ( 2008- 2009)                                  Old ( 1972) Bushvines

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wine festival in Spain.

The wine Festival in Falset is coming!
3 & 4 May tasting wines from this region. Montsant & Priorat tasting for 2 days long!
A lot of activities in the villages in this Comarca.
see web for more info:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Terra Personas is..... part 2

The region and history

The Romans were the first to make wine in this region.

We are located in the council of El Molar, Ruud discovered the vineyards with perfect sun exposure and  terroir. The 'finca Personas' of a total of 10 hectare’s, rolls over the hills
bordered to the fertile Siurana valley which includes 45 stone terraces.

The more than 150 years old masia “Mas d'en Panxo” on the Terra Personas estate are the leftovers of the wine-making history in this area. The original ceramic tiled  underground wine deposits are testament to that history. The masia was used as a hospital during the Spanish civil war.

The old vines are located on the border of the prestigious DOQ Priorat wine region. The Riera vineyard, bordered by pine trees, is planted with Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon and syrah. Old olive and almond trees assure the biodiversity. There is no irrigation and the vines are pruned for low yield to produce the uppermost quality. All work is done by hand.

The Mediterranean sea provides the occasional humid breeze, a warm and stable environment for grapes that grow at up to 300 meters above sea level, under the protection of the venerable Montsant mountain.

Since the beginning of time, human activity and the respect for the environment have coexisted harmoniously in the lands of D.O. Montsant. This respect reaches the spiritual realm. Since the 12th Century the Montsant mountain range has been and to a certain extent still is, a refuge for people searching to cultivate spiritual aspects of their lives. The Romans were the first to make wine in these lands however, it was the Carthusian monks who really developed wine cultivation throughout the region.

In the nineteenth century, wines from the lands of Montsant gained awards and recognition in exhibitions all around the world. The countryside and its wine go hand in hand with the D.O. Montsant. It is a land where old vines, painstakingly cared for by their owners, have come to represent History. This History continues evolving, with renewed enthusiasm towards a promising future.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Terra Personas is..........

1 The concept and the people

Mediterranean wines from the D.O. Montsant.
Understandable, character and value guaranteed quality.
Wine made by people for people.

Terra Personas was born in 2006, located next to the village of El Masroig in the council of the Priorat. Situated in the province of Tarragona, south Catalonia. Her we have our vineyards in the Denominacio d`Origen Montsant bordered to the river El Siurana.
This beautiful area is dominated by mountains, pine trees and colorful soils. Here we grow our grapes and olives  with passion and respect for nature were possible.

Terra Personas mean the soils of the Persons, our surname is Persoon (Dutch of origin) and we have been emigrated to Spain with the Family in 2007 and ( have) lived on the land.
That’s why the label shows the people on the labels of our wines, and also that we make wine for people made by people  for the earth were we live on.
At Terra Personas we have created the perfect environment for native and new grape varieties, for traditional as well as modern wine making. Our expressive wines, full of true 'Spanish' character, appeal to palates all over the world.
Our philosophy is to provide understandable, quality, value guaranteed Montsant wines of distinctive character that consistently provide the perfect balance of flavor and integrity.
Terra Personas wines typify everything that is uniquely Montsant: bold, generous and full of aromas with varietal integrity and expression of the climate and soil. The Art of wine making is about gathering people who enjoy the earth we share, wine made by people, for people.
In 2008 we have starting making wines, And every year the received prizes by experts become higher thanks to  Norrel Robertson MW for his advice.

Stefan Lismond- export manager (left) 

Sandra Bravo-enology (centre)     

Norrel Robertson MW- consulting 
wine maker (right)