Partida Creus - Litrona Tempranillo 1L 2019

Partida Creus - Litrona Tempranillo 1L 2019

Massimo insists that this clone of Tempranillo is the real one used in the rest of Spain and not the industrial version developed and planted across Cataluña by Torres. Short maceration before pressing into stainless steel where it ages for a few months before release. Tempranillo nouveau at its finest.

Tempranillo is referred to as Ull de Llebre in Cataluña which means, eye of the hare. Funny enough, Massimo of Partida Creus has eyes but no hair. He and his partner Antonella (yes, they’re Italian) have been making wine in the Baix Penedes region for about 20 years, focusing on native grape varieties and natural wine made without additives of any kind. Put bluntly, they put the ability in drinkability.

The name Partida Creus is a reference to the crosses used for separating holdings back in the day. Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerona are an Italian couple from Piedmont. Both of them architects who initially moved to Barcelona for that reason. Around the year 2000, they moved out to the country in search of a “slower” lifestyle. They settled in the Massís de Bonastre (Baix Penedés) characterized by its clay and limestone soils. There they started farming all kinds of local foodstuffs but had trouble finding wines made in the same style so they started making their own, recovering old vines of local grape varietals.

They’re recovering old vines in the area, in some cases unwanted and abandoned due to low yields, as well as unknown varietals. They farm the plots organically and produce grapes of extreme quality and concentration. They make natural wines without adding anything in the cellar. Fermentation is with native yeast. No fining or filtration is done. No SO2 is added.  

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Tempranillo is referred to as Ull de Llebre in Cataluña which means, eye of the hare. Funny enough, Massimo of Partida Creus has eyes but no hair. He and his partner Antonella (yes, they’re Italian) have been making wine in the Baix Penedes region for about 20 years, focusing on native grape varieties and natural wine made without additives of any kind. Put bluntly, they put the ability in drinkability.

The name Partida Creus is a reference to the crosses used for separating holdings back in the day. Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerona are an Italian couple from Piedmont. Both of them architects who initially moved to Barcelona for that reason. Around the year 2000, they moved out to the country in search of a “slower” lifestyle. They settled in the Massís de Bonastre (Baix Penedés) characterized by its clay and limestone soils. There they started farming all kinds of local foodstuffs but had trouble finding wines made in the same style so they started making their own, recovering old vines of local grape varietals.

They’re recovering old vines in the area, in some cases unwanted and abandoned due to low yields, as well as unknown varietals. They farm the plots organically and produce grapes of extreme quality and concentration. They make natural wines without adding anything in the cellar. Fermentation is with native yeast. No fining or filtration is done. No SO2 is added.  

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