Monday, December 19, 2016

Curs de Poda // Cutting the vines course

We are never finiching studing, the vines and his myths around it.
This time we do the cource cutting the vines.
To improve the standards!

All types have been revieuwd, The old model Vaso, and the trellised types, old vines.
The next course is leafmanagment, like to do that probably in mai.

standing in the fog in the DO Montsant vineyard.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Guia penin 2017

Our wines are rated!
With points for the new Guide of Guia penin 2017!

Nice scores for the wines.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Harvest finiching olives of Terra Personas 100 % Arbequina

The harvest is at the end.
All the olives have been harvested.
A lot of work, but less than last year, due to the drought this year.

Harvest team 2016

The new oliveoil  extra vergine By Terra Personas.

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

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

Monday, June 13, 2016

grapes are growing

The new grapes are going fast. Just flowering from mid of may and now the are increasing in weight.
Due to the weight the buches are going down.

This grapebuch is halfway down.

The new small olives 100 % arbequina.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Blooming grapes

All the grapes are blooming now! 

Garancha just started 2 weeks ago.

nice flowers, no bees needed!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

pistachio at last!

I have planted this tree in 2010. one male and one female. And this spring at last fruits,
I know that I have to wait, the tree grows verry slow and you need  pacience, 

male tree, 5 years old

nuts al last.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

please let it rain!

 These days a lot of rain in Spain but not here. Up till no 5 drops. The nothern parts of Europe have a lot of sun and high pressure. The oposite here, but without rain, So come on, let it fall!

no rain from this cloud!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

The first olive bloom

first olive bloom, always nice to see, and this tree have loads.

nice views on the vinyards

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring 2017 grapevines

The grapevines are growing. January and february were quit warm, march was kolder so everything is up to date at the moment, so business as usual.
Cleaning up of the excessive growth, and there after the first sulphur treatment.
garnaxa 2008