Costador is around 15 different plots of vines, scattered around Tarragona province, but mostly centred around Conca de Barberà, with mountain as well as Mediterranean influences.
The soil around here is mostly calcareous and this limestoney minerality shines through in the wines.
As a child Joan used to pass this plot regularly, old Chenin vines planted 60 years ago by Bodega Torres, vines that by the time Joan took on the plot in 2014, had been abandoned for years and were almost on the verge of dying off.
His first vintage Joan lost all of the little production there was to botritis and wild boar.
The second vintage he managed to save enough grapes to just make 600 bottles of Metamorphika.
This is his third vintage and his production has managed to creep up to somewhat closer to normal.
The grapes do a cold ferment for a few days at between 3 and 5 degrees to start the fermentation slowly and to avoid oxidation.
Fermentation takes place in amphora and once finished the wine is passed to old French oak where it ages for 9 months before bottling.
Minimal sulphur (20mg/L) added before bottling.
Grapes: Chenin Blanc (100%)
Soil type: Clay and calcareous
Age of vines: 60 years
Production: 1,000 bottles
Sulfites added: none
Costa D’Or Terroirs Mediterrani - Metamorphika (Chenin Blanc)
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