la vinyeta red
Cherry-coloured with violet tones. High aromatic intensity, combining sensations of ripe fruit with lactic notes. Meaty in the mouth, well-integrated tannins and medium persistence with good final acidity
Wine from old vineyards and organic farming without artificial irrigation. Sedimentary soils with sand and quartz pebbles. Vineyards exposed to the Tramontana wind that blows through the Pyrennes. Low productions of local varieties.
Local varieties:65% Carignan, 35% Red Grenache
La Vinyeta is a small vineyard and olive farm located in the heart of the Empordà, in Mollet de Peralada. It is a young, family company that is the fruit of effort and ambition. The origin of this project dates back to 2002,when two old Carignan and Grenache vineyards —aged between 55 and 80 years were purchased. From that moment on, more and more vines were planted, up to the present 30 hectares. The project was consolidated in 2006 with the construction of the winery and the production of the first wines. In 2009, La Vinyeta became one of the first wineries to adopt Integrated Production, an environment- friendly cultivation system
Empordà is a landscape of contrasts, situated in the far north east of Catalonia. The Pyrenees, to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea, to the south, form natural boundaries. The breathtaking Costa Brava setting makes Empordà a truly unique place, linking the coast to the mountains, influenced by the famous northerly Tramontane wind.
Empordà is a landscape of great natural beauty, with several natural protected areas and an awe-inspiring coastline of beaches and coves. It also boasts a great cultural and historical heritage: menhirs, megaliths, Gothic architecture, Romanesque art, charming small villages, the surrealist art of the genius Salvador Dali… all making the area highly attractive, even more so if the people and fine gastronomy are also considered, especially the Empordà traditional dishes and the nouvelle cuisine, headed by figures such as Ferran Adrià. All of which are complemented beautifully by Empordà DO (Designation of Origin) wines.
The Empordà DO has very heterogeneous land, the majority of which has a sandy texture and low organic material content. This is ideal for high quality winemaking. The soils are largely acidic, and the area varies in height from sea level to an altitude of 260m. It is important to bear in mind that in the Empordà plain the alluvial soils are predominant, whereas in the mountainous and mountainside areas the soils are slatey and granitic, with landscapes of outstanding natural beauty.
LA VINYETA WHITE
A white wine with a yellow color where green tones predominate, showing its youth fulness. High aromatic intensity, powerful, combining fruity sensations with a final persistence of citric aromas.
Wine from old vineyards and organic farming without artificial irrigation. Sedimentary soils with sand and pebbles of quartz located 15km from the Mediterranean Sea. Low productions of local varieties.
Local varieties: 60% Macabeo, 30% White Grenache, 10% Malvasia
‘New Paragraph’ 12 months’ ageing in new French, Hungarian and Rumanian oak casks. Cherry colour with a deep robe. High aromatic intensity, conserving the primary aromas of ripe fruit, combined with tertiary aromas typical of ageing in French, Hungarian and Rumanian oak. Well-balanced in the mouth, with fine, fully-integrated tannins that add a firm backbone for good storage in bottle
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Carignan
‘Then’ White Work on lees and two months fermentation in new french oak. A white wine with a pale yellow color. In the nose highly aromatic combining citric notes and white fruits with a delicate hint of spiciness. On the palate, elegant and smooth with a refreshingacidity, well balancedfinish.
Blend: 35% Macabeo, 35% Grenache Gris, 30% Xarelo
‘Then’ RED 5 months ageing in new French, Hungarian and Rumanian oak casks. Cherry color with a deep robe. High aromatic intensity, conserving the primary aromas of ripe fruit, combined with tertiary aromas typical of ageingin French, Hungarian and Rumanian oak. Well-balanced in the mouth, with fine, fully-integrated tannins that add a firm backbone for good storage in bottle
Blend: 35% Carignan, 18% Red Grenache, 15% Merlot,12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 9% Cabernet Franc.
‘Microwines’ is a collection of wines elaborated in 10 deposits of only 1,000 liters capacity. They come from different microclimates and are processed in a micro-vinification plant. Singular varietal wines from old vineyards of indigenous varieties that show extreme tipicity.
Microvins collection: pink garnatxa / white garnatxa / red garnatxa/ white carinyena / red carinyena
La Vinyeta wines, attitude and dynamism