During Prowein our buyers focus was to bring new wines from around the great city of Barcelona. Catalalunya, located in northeastern Spain is home to an array of truly fabulous wine country including the cult wine region of Priorat; up-and-coming Montsant, nearby; the sparkling Cava winelands of Penedès; the beautiful coastal Empordà on the Costa Brava, and the boutique Alella appellation just north of Barcelona.
Introducing Bodegas MontRubi
Heretat MontRubí (HMR) was a dream that became a reality for Peris family in 1984. That was when they purchased and began refurbishing their 19th century estate in the small town of L’Avellá located in the Alt Penedés region, just an hour and a half outside of the Catalan capitol of Barcelona.
By marrying tradition with innovation, winemaker Josep Queralt has lifted grapes such as the delicate red Sumoll, the racy white Xarel.lo and rounded, yet mineral white Parellada to stardom. Together with the more common varieties of Garnatxa and Samsó, this Bodega has continued making truly inspiration wines, indicative of the unique terroir of the Alt Penedés, for over 25 years.
Introducing Bodegas Torreblanca
Torreblanca is the name of an extremely old estate, documented at least since the year 1211, within the township of Olèrdola. The spectacular restoredfarmhouse, the rudimentary underground cellarsand the 22 hectares of surrounding vineyard are some of the attractions the winery has to offer.
Located in the DO Penedès, cradle of high-quality white wines, the estate cultivates vineyards of the classic varieties Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada, in addition to Chardonnay, used to produce elegant blends for Torreblanca white wines. The winery’s specialty is cava – hence its varied maximum-quality offer under the names Torreblanca, Masblanc, Torremar and Masía Blanca. In addition, the firm markets a red wine and a rosé obtained from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, respectively.