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OUR PRODUCERS: Escoda-Sanahuja

Joan spent years working in a large cellar in Catalunya and traveling the vineyards of France. His experiences helped guide him to the biodynamic farming and natural wine movements.

The family cultivates over ten hectares of olive groves, almond trees and vines, as well as a vegetable garden for their own sustenance. There is a small farm with chickens, turkeys, sheep, cows and horses.

From the beginning the vineyards of Escoda-Sanahuja have been biodynamiclly farmed using organic preparations made on site. The vineyards are located in various areas around Montblanc, all utilizing different systems of planting depending on the location, soil and grape variety. There are a wide variety of grapes planted, from many international varieties that Joan personally loves, to autochthonous varieties.

Joan is constantly experimenting in the cellar. So every year not only will the grapes express themselves differently, Joan might do so as well. Now he uses concrete and steel tanks for most wines, and he added amphroas to the cellar in 2013. Some of the wines are aged in barrel.

AT A GLANCE

WHO:
Joan Ramon Escoda and Carmen Sanahuja

WHERE:
Conca de Barbera, Catalonia

WHAT:
Cabernet Franc, Chenin, Garnacha Blanca, Garnatxa, Grenache Gris, Macabeu, Merlot, Parellada, Pinot Nero, Samso, Sumoll

HOW:
Organic / Biodynamic

QUANTITY:
45,000 bottles

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