Vinya l’Hereu (DO Costers del Segre) organic wine producer to participate in the Wine Pleasures Workshop

5 02 2009

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Wine Pleasures Workshops 2009

Wine Pleasures Vinya L'HereuWines from Vinya l’Hereu are elaborated in a small village called Seró, within the municipality of Artesa de Segre in the county of La Noguera. In the appellation Costers del Segre, sub-zone Artesa.

Vinya l’Hereu de Seró is a family-owned wine producer, with a long tradition on wine-growing, that elaborates wines through own grape harvest.

Vineyards are at foot of Montsec mountain range, soil mostly deep limestone, with an excellent microclimate for the vine growing and wine elaboration. Influenced by the Pyrenees, 450mt above sea level. It is a rough territory, scorching in summer and cold in winter with low average rainfall. This weather conditions help the grapes to ripe.

Presently 14 hectares of vineyards are mostly planted with Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Practising ecological viticulture and registered in the Catalan Council of Organic Agricultures (Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica).The aim of working land with respect to the environment helps to obtain good wines. Production criteria  to give each vineyard the minimum necessary, so that high quality is obtained with detriment to the quantity.

 Harvesting is done by hand, respecting skills passed down through the ages. By the end of September, early October starts the vintage. Wines are stored and aged until they reach their maturity and then further aged in a bottle.

Due to the interest to promote and preserve the natural balance and biological process, which should obtain  red wines with  characteristics. The delightful wine is made by work and feeling, respecting vineyards  and mother nature. It requires the delicate handling, which combines personality and special features of Seró lands. There are several factors to consider when we talk about wine but innovating new methods and keeping the principles of winemaking helps  to get a good wine.

 Winemakers: Anton, Jaume i Joan Pijuan Tarragona & Pep Aguilar Foz i Patri Morillo Frontan.

If you would like to contact Joan Píjuan please do so through their web site and if you would like to meet the winery and taste their wines as a potential buyer in the context of the Wine Pleasures Workshop please complete an enrollment form.


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