Single Vineyard Wines

The diversity of soils of the Empordà is well reflected in the various estates belonging to Perelada: slate in Garbet, gravel in La Garriga, clay loam in Malaveïna… Our bodega takes advantage of the different characteristics that each of these soil types bring to the grape to produce single-vineyard wines, known in Spain as vinos de finca. These are wines whose personalities are indelibly marked by the vineyard where they are born.

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Aires de Garbet 2015

There are four elements which influence the excellence of Garbet’s wines: the Mediterranean, which it looks out over, the warmth of its sun, a slaty soil which gives it character, and the unceasing Tramontane North wind. They make up what we call the “Aires de Garbet” (“Airs of Garbet”).

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Garnatxa (100%).
Vineyards: Garbet. Twelve hectares on the shore of the Mediterranean, on a mountainous slopy terrain where terrace farming is necessary.
Ageing: 15 months in used Bordeaux barrels made of French Tronçais oak. Rest in the bottle.
Tasting note: Deep ruby red in colour, with a violet rim. This is a wine with a wide palette of aromas that reminds of the vineyard where it has been born: Mediterranean herbs, red fruits and a balsamic background. In the mouth it is fresh, intense and extremely well-balanced. It has a marked varietal personality. Its tannins are very ripe, enveloping and silky. It has a long after-taste and shows a great ageing potential.
Aires de Garbet

Finca Espolla 2012

Finca Espolla is an estate of 21 hectares located in the Pyrenean foothills, to the north of Perelada. The land is slaty and acidic, cultivated at a high density of 6,200 vines per hectare in order to reduce the vigour and production of grapes thereby achieving high quality wines with great character.

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Syrah (50%), Monastrell (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (8%), Garnatxa (6%), Samsó (6%).
Vineyards: Espolla (black slate)
Ageing: 22 months in Bordeaux barrels of Allier French oak.
Tasting note: Deep ruby red in colour. Its aroma reminds of red fruits and balsamic notes. In the mouth it is intense, elegant, round and expressive. Lively and refreshing acidity. This is a wine with a personality marked by the vineyard where it was born.
Awards:
  • Médaille d'Or
    Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016 (Belgium)
  • Bacchus de Oro
    Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus 2016 (Spain)
Ratings:
  • 2011
    Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2016
    96 points. Honour Board
  • 2011
    La Guia de Vins de La Semana Vitivinícola 2016
    95 points
  • 2011
    La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016
    9,34 points
  • 2011
    Guía Peñín 2016 and 2917
    91 points

Finca Garbet 2009

Finca Garbet takes the best out of the spectacular vineyard that Perelada owns in the Costa Brava, literally by the Mediterranean seaside.

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Syrah (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%).
Vineyards: Garbet. Twelve hectares on the shore of the Mediterranean, on a mountainous slopy terrain where terrace farming is necessary.
Ageing: 18 months in new Bordeaux barrels made of French Tronçais oak.
Tasting note: Dark purple in colour. Its wide range of aroma reminds the vineyard where it was born (Mediterranian herbs, spices, ripe fruits, balsamic notes and minerals). In the mouth it is fresh, very well balanced. Tannins are ripe, enveloping, silky. It has a long after-taste and a very good ageing potential.
Awards:
  • Grande Médaille d'Or
    Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016 (Belgium)
  • Médaille d'Or +90
    Gilbert & Gaillard 2016 (France)
  • Médaille d'Or
    Challenge International du Vin 2016 (France)
  • Medalla d'Or
    Giroví - Concurs de Vins i Caves de Catalunya 2015 (Spain)
Ratings:
  • 2009
    Guía Peñín 2017
    95 points
  • 2007
    Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2014
    97 points
  • 2007
    Anuario de Vinos El País 2014
    96 points
  • 2007
    Guía de Vinos 2016. La Semana Vitivinícola
    96 points
  • 2007
    The Wine Advocate 2012
    94 Parker points
  • 2007
    Guía Proensa 2015 and 2016
    94 points
  • 2007
    Guía Peñín 2016
    94 points
  • 2007
    La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2014
    9.48 points
  • 2007
    Sobremesa
    93 points
  • 2007
    Guía Intervinos 2016
    93 points

Finca La Garriga 2012

The La Garriga estate is home to Perelada’s oldest vines: Samsó vines more than 50 years old. 41 hectares of flat silt and clay land, with sand and gravel and neutral pH.

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Samsó (100%).
Vineyards: La Garriga.
Ageing: 19months in new Bordeaux barrels made of fine American oak. Then bottled.
Tasting note: Deep cherry red colour with a violet garnet. Aromas of black and red fruits, with a balsamic background. In the mouth it is very fresh and lively, with enveloping tannins. This is a wine with a marked varietal and authoctonous personality.
Awards:
  • Bacchus de Oro
    Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus 2015 (Spain)
  • Médaille d'Or
    Sélections Mondiales des Vins 2015 (Canada)
Ratings:
  • 2012
    Guía Peñín 2017
    91 points
  • 2011
    La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016
    9.55 points. Top wine
  • 2011
    Guía Peñín 2016
    91 points
  • 2011
    Guía Intervinos 2016
    91 points

Finca La Garriga Blanc 2015

The La Garriga estate is 41 hectares of flat silt and clay land, with sand and gravel and neutral pH. After seven months of ageing in the barrel, this wine demonstrates that the Empordà has a great potential for white wines.

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Chardonnay (70%), Samsó Blanc (30%).
Vineyards: La Garriga.
Ageing: Seven months in new acacia barrels. Periodical battonages.
Tasting note: Golden yellow colour. Fresh fruit aromas with hints of aromatic herbs, perfectly balanced with the fine and delicate barrel notes. In the mouth it displays a lively acidity. It is enveloping, elegant, well balanced and long-lasting. It stands out for its unique complexity and personality.
Ratings:
  • 2014
    Guía Peñín 2017
    92 points
  • 2014
    Guía de Vinos 2016. La Semana Vitivinícola
    91 points

Finca Malaveïna 2013

Finca Malaveïna (“Bad Neighbour”, a curious name whose origins are lost in time) is a vineyard designed to make extraordinaire wines. It covers an area of 19 hectares of red clay slopes, and enjoys an amazing vista of both the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees. The yield per hectare is 5,000 Kg, approximately.

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Merlot (46%), Cabernet Sauvignon (21%), Cabernet Franc (12%), Syrah (11%), Garnatxa (10%)
Vineyards: Malaveïna.
Ageing: Eighteen months in new Bordeaux barrels made of French Allier oak.
Tasting note: Deep cherry red in colour. Its deep aroma reminds of black fruits and displays some toasted and spicy notes. In the mouth it is round, meaty, well structured. Its acidity is very fresh. Tannins are round and creamy. Excellent balance, great palate and long after-taste. Finca Malaveïna sports the marked personality of the vineyard where it was born, and has a long ageing potential.
Awards:
  • Grande Médaille d'Or
    Sélections Mondiales des Vins 2016 (Canada)
  • Médaille d'Or
    Gilbert & Gaillard 2016 (France)
Ratings:
  • 2013
    Guía Peñín 2017
    93 points
  • 2012
    Guía de Vinos 2016. La Semana Vitivinícola
    95 points
  • 2012
    Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2016
    94 points
  • 2012
    La Guía de Vins de Catalunya 2016
    9,2 points
  • 2012
    Guía Peñín 2017
    91 points

The land marks

Meet the heterogeneity of Empordà soils