Biodynamic. 40% Ull de llebre, 40% Merlot, 20% various local red varieties (Sumoll, Rogenc, Cannonnau, Mònica, Torbat, and more, a Mas Candí parcel planted in 2005). The Ull de Llebre and Merlot were fermented together and are from two different plots. The 20% of local red grapes are typically found in the Roig Boig cuvée: about 400L didn’t fit into the one large Roig Boig tank; so they blended it together with the Ull de Llebre and Merlot, resulting in a fresher wine they liked for the Pagès Content bottling. 50% destemmed, 50% whole cluster fermentation for two weeks, both performed in stainless steel tanks.
Toni Carbo took over the family vineyard which he renamed “La Salada” in 2012. The vines have never known plowing and chemistry. A small corner of unspoiled wine-growing paradise, 40km from Barcelona, nestled in the shade, near a river, and dominated by limestone slopes. He is the 4th generation of winemakers in the family.
He converted the estate into biodynamics upon taking over the vines and is a big proponent of historical and local grape varieties. Toni is proud of his region and he is right! His partner Anna joined him in his adventure, and today the couple are raising the fifth generation to follow the path of the family. (Will the offspring have a choice?^^)
In the winery, Toni also perpetuates family traditions. He restored his grandfather’s cellar. And just like him, he uses no oenological product, especially no sulfites, and all the wines macerate with the skins. Each bottle of La Salada is the promise of a trip to Catalan land, a sip of family traditions.
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