Original 1887, vintage 2008 : a trip to the roots
Tuesday, June 25th
Last Tuesday we presented the vintage of our iconic Original 1887: harvest 2008.
The event gathered over 70 guests among press, sommeliers and influencers. After the reception at the winery, we all went by vintage cars to Les Flandes Single Vineyard, at our mountain family estate.
The name of Les Flandes places us in a stronghold space formed by an amphitheater of vineyards, elevated on vertical walls of limestone rock that are more than 12 meters high and come from the Miocene age (20 million years old). Due to the pluvial filtrations a landslide has occurred, allowing the access to the undersoil of the vineyards located on top and offering a glimpse to its unique roots.
In this exceptional spot, Pere Llopart, winemaker and viticulturist of the family, and the sommelier Xavi Nolla, leaded the first tasting of the vintage 2008 of the Original 1887.
To grasp the uniqueness of this place we counted on the presence of Manu Gómez, Doctor of Geology, who told us about the formation of the different geological layers that let us follow the long history of the territory and its influence on the wines that are born from their vineyards.
After a stroll through Les Flandes, we finished the day sharing dinner during the sunset, surrounded by the oldest vines in the estate and enjoying the spectacular panoramic view of the Penedès and the Montserrat mountains.