PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE, PROTECTING THE EARTH
For more than 2,000 years, winegrowing has existed around Castell de la Bleda, in the heart of Penedès. Remains from the Iberian, Roman, and medieval periods, as well as from just before the phylloxera plague, have all been found at this site. Since the early 1980s, we have been working to recover ancestral varieties to play a part in recovering Catalonia’s vineyard heritage and look for solutions to deal with climate change. Over time, we have seen that besides showing great winemaking potential, some of these varieties are extremely resistant to high temperatures and drought. This is the case of Moneu, an ancestral variety native to Penedès, which we have reintroduced by planting it in the Castell de la Bleda vineyard, and that now forms part of our Clos Ancestral blend.