2016 Vega Aixala "Mas de Monné" Conca de Barbera

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varieties: Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo

In a land rich with almost ten centuries of winemaking history, Celler Vega Aixalà stands out because it has restored grape farming to a corner of Conca de Barberà from which this practice had disappeared. Founded in 2003 by Eva Vega after recovering and rebuilding her grandfather’s old vineyard, she grew up watching how wine was traditionally made. Located on the outskirts of Vilanova de Prades, Vega Aixala is surrounded by three mountain ranges: Serra de la Llena, Serra de Prades, and Serra del Montsant. These mountains create a natural barrier against rains coming in from the coast, regulating the area by preventing excessive humidity and facilitating organic farming. Hand-harvesting is a must on the steep hillsides, where the poor slate soils are similar to those found in Priorat (llicorella). There is no use of any chemical products, artificial fertilizers, added sulfur, nor is there any fining. "Mas de Monné" is a field blend of grapes typical of the region, aged in French oak barrels for a few months before bottling.

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