Subirat Parent is a near-extinct grape variety that is related to Malvasia. Farmed organically, fermented with wild yeasts and unfiltered it’s a light-bodied burst of sweet grapefruit, lemon peel, creme fraiche and sour mash with a lightly tannic texture not unlike cold tea and a featherweight 10% alcohol.
Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerona are an Italian couple from Piedmont. Both of them architects who initially moved to Barcelona for that reason. Around the year 2000, they moved out to the country in search of a slower lifestyle. They settled in the Massís de Bonastre (Baix Penedés) characterised by its clay and limestone soils. There they started farming all kinds of local foodstuffs but had trouble finding wines made in the same style so they started making their own, recovering old vines of local grape varietals.
In most cases, these vineyards were close to abandoned. Whenever they find a new vineyard, they’ll go to the nearby town, find out who the owner is and approach them to buy or at least farm the vineyard, organically. People think they’re crazy for doing this as they are very old, low yielding vineyards and in most cases, obsolete grape varietals.
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