Childhood friends from Bot in Terra Alta, Marcel Carrera and Ramon Viña began Vinya Ferrer in 2010 to produce terroirs expressing wines from their hometown.
As an adult Marcel moved Barcelona, where he began to develop his passion for wine.
After meeting some of the most empassioned Catalan natural winemakers and tasting their wines he decided the most interesting and drinkable wines were those that had been made from a single region with nothing added and nothing taken away, in a word pure.
He approached his longtime friend Ramon, who had spent his life cultiuvating grapes just to sell to large producers and together they decided to keep the grapes for themselves and instead produce the kinds of wines they wanted to drink.
Cultivating 2 hectares of vines in and around Bot, their project is beyond tiny, with a total production of just over 2,000 bottles. Their 4 plots are a mixture of clay, limestone and “panal” which is a special type of soil particular to the region, free of stones and highly absorbant, allowing roots to reach particularly deep, protecting them from the drought stress typical to this area.
The region benefits from two major winds, El Cierzo - dry and hot which helps prevent mildew and La Garbinada which comes in summer
around midday from the sea - cool and humid which prevents the vines drying out too much, maintaining freshness.
Nar I Tonar - Roig, 2017 is 100% Garnatxa from a single plot, La Vall, on panal soil which is a fossil derived sandy clay soil that is deep and well draining and means that although the vines may suffer in particularly hot and dry years, they are protected from disease and the fruit is of exceptional quality.
The grapes are macerated for 12 days on skins and then passed to a cement deposit for fermentation and elevage for 4 months before being racked to stainless steel deposit for another 4 months before bottling.
Grapes: Garnatxa (100%)
Soil type: Panal (quaternary alluvial silty clay)
Production: 1,400 bottles
Sulfites added: none
Vinya Ferrer - Nar I Tonar – Roig
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