The smallest vineyard in Catalonia is located in a natural cove called Cala Jóncols, inspired by Salvador Dalí; it is located within the Cap de Creus Natural Park. Our vineyard has just under 1 hectare planted with 4,000 Grey Grenache vines, a native variety of the D.O. Empordà. Since 1955, our family has lived and cared for Cala Jóncols and, from the first day, we decided to make wine. We have been committed to following the criteria of Biodynamics, aware of the majesty of the natural environment around us. It is made in the old way, on a steep, rugged terrain, with little soil and bundles of dry stone. A dream come true that has also recovered more than 2,000 meters of dry stone.
A project marked by the north wind, sponsored by the voices of the experience of the territory, the people of the vineyard who also understand the sun, sea and mountains. Before this dream came true, Juanma went to talk to the lifelong wine growers of this small country. Together they had four centuries of expertise.
Cala Jóncols carried out this project with the advice of winemaker Didier Soto, from Mas Estela in Selva de Mar. He is also the one who makes it, a small production that in 2019 was limited to 1,300 bottles of white wine.
JÓNCOLS WINE: WHITE, BIODYNAMIC AND ECOLOGICAL
It is a surprising and delicious find, with character, elegant and unique. Jóncols is an ecological and biodynamic white wine made with the local red hawthorn variety, with 2% Alexandria muscatel.
It is clean and bright, straw yellow with a gold trim and abundant tears. The nose highlights the aromatic complexity mixed with subtle notes of citrus, white flower and a hint of wildflower honey. In the mouth it has a straight and frank step with a minimum of acidity that causes a pleasant salivation. It has a well-integrated alcohol and a long and tasty persistence.
Production is limited to 1,300 bottles.
On the other hand, we have the project for the aging of wine under the sea, Vins del Mar, you can find out all the details here