Nas del Gegant
Merlot, Garnatxa Negra, Pinot Noir, Carinyena
Catalonia, Spain

Joan Ramón and Maria Carmen founded their winery in 1999 in the north-east of Spain. Their desire to make wine comes from a deep passion for wine and nature. Joan first encountered natural wines only one year before and, upon discovering these new depths of flavour, decided to continue on a path of low intervention. Joan and Maria farm 11 hectares with one philosophy: focus on the healthiest grape possible. When nothing is added or taken away, the grape is truly at the heart of the wine and must be of the optimal quality. They use methods consistent with Steiner’s approach and take advantage of plenty of organic matter to fuel the health of their vineyards. The soil here is calcareous with a clayey-sandy structure, which is fundamental for water retention and increasingly important in these dryer, hotter summers.

Nas del Gegant (‘nose of the giant’ in Catalan) is a wild wine with an earthy aroma and fresh palate. It’s made up of 70% Merlot, 10% Garnatxa Negra, 10% Pinot Noir, 10% Carinyena - pressed smoothly with a classic, vertical press. The grapes are macerated for 5-8 days in a mixture of cement and steel before being aged in stainless steel tanks. This is an easy to drink but exciting wine with no filtration or sulphites. Enjoy slightly chilled.

This wine is part of
Volume 48: The unexpected edition