Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wines from the Holy Montsant

Wines full of character from the Holy Montsant 

The Montsant mountain range surrounds the Priorat and gives the DO it’s
name. In this dreamlike landscape with olive trees, amandel trees and vines
Ruud Persoon, founder of Terra Personas, purchased in 2006 old vines on
the terraces of the Siurana valley. Here the Carinena, Garnacha, and Syrah
are at their best and provide complex and drinkable wines.

We taste the wines in the middle of the vineyards, the plants patronize
us excellently. These are wines that will delight the heart, qualitatively very
high standing and perfectly vinified. But most of all we were surprised by the
price. Incredibly such complex wines at a fair price!
Unfortunately few people take care of the landscape heritage in this region.
Many vineyards were destroyed, a pity. Luckily, there are people like
Ruud Persoon and Norrel Robertson, Master of Wine, who takes care of
the Bodega vinification and assembly.

White Flowers


Terra Blanca 2014
70% Garnacha blanca
30% Macabeu

Attractive pale straw in colour. Clear and bright with a green tinge and some viscosity.
The nose displays pronounced notes of white flowers, skin of the peach, citric, honey and tropical fruits.
The 70% of Garnacha Blanca fermented in new French barrels for 4 months brings subtle  notes of lemon, vanilla and toast.

The mouth is fresh, citric and yet mouth-filling with a long mineral finish

For grilling


Terra Vermella 2013
40 % Cariñena
30 % Garnacha
30 % Syrah

In appearance the wine has a beautiful cherry colour with violet highlights.
On the nose the wine displays a pronounced intensity of wild raspberries, white and black pepper with floral and violet nuances.
A long mineral finish.

 Beautiful, uncomplicated  wine, which at a barbeque and get-together runs up to top form.


A long and powerful Montsant

Terra Negra 2010

60 % Carinena
30 % Garnacha
10 % Syrah

Dark ruby-violet. Aromas of red and black berries with plums and black cherries.
Mixed with beautiful notes of violets and cassis flowers.
For this, a hint of pepper, leather and sandalwood.

On the palate very approachable with soft, round tannins. Great harmony between fruit, barrique and freshness.
The flavors are confirmed, blackberries, plums with Spices and subtle vanilla notes.
The Terra Negra ends long, strong and continuing with mineral finish.

Fits very well with dark poultry or a steak from the Pata Negra Pig.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In a few weeks we start harvesting the grapes

Garnaxa end of July

garnaxa mid august

Sira harvest first week of september

Carinena 1972 waiting for the terra negra 2015, harvest first week of oktober.