Serra i Barceló

Josep Serra is (4th generation) winemaker of the Serra-Barcelo family property in Montsant, his family being from Ribera del Ebre (between Montsant and Terra Alta). As well as Garnatxa Tinto in DO Montsant, Josep makes Garnatxa Blanca and Tinto in neighbouring DO Terra Alta. There is a thorough selection process at picking and a second manual selection in the bodega, after which the fruit is gently de-stemmed by hand. The wines are aged in low toast 400l French oak for 16 months or so, having previously been fermented in the same wood: the barrels are stood on one end, with the head removed to allow an open top for plunging. Once the fermentation is complete, the barrel head is closed. The wines undergo a slow malolactic conversion during 4 months in barrel, and then age on lees. After egg white fining, the wines are free-run-decanted unfiltered to bottle during an appropriate moon phase in January.

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