La Garriga

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The Empordà is a small area where there is a variety of soils found in few other places in the world. Slate slopes, Sandy valleys. Fluvial sediment, clay-silt, gravel soils… Lands that have borne witness to how different civilizations cultivated the art of wine. The heterogeneity of the land on which the vines grow allows Perelada to obtain grapes with a wide range of nuances.

La Garriga

41 hectares of flat silt and clay land, with sand and gravel and slightly acid pH.

The La Garriga estate is home to Perelada’s oldest vines: Garnatxa and Samsó vines more than 50 years old.

The estate is also home to our experimental plot, a single hectare which we use to test the adaptability of different experimental varieties and rootstocks to the Empordà.

Name of estate: La Garriga
Situación: Mollet de Peralada (Alt Empordà, Girona)
D.O.: Empordà
Extensión: 41 ha
Orografía: Flat
Tipo de suelo: Sandy and gravely with a number of lumps of quartz. Slightly acid soils
Año de plantación: 1950 onwards
Conducción: Bush vine and three wires
Poda: Short
Riego por goteo: No
Vendimia: 80% by hand; 20% by machine
Variedades cultivadas: Chardonnay, Macabeo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Garnatxa, Syrah, Samsó, Samsó blanca, Sauvignon Blanc

The land marks

Meet the heterogeneity of Empordà soils