Edetària’s heart and soul is owner Joan Àngel Lliberia. He grew up surrounded by vineyards and grapes – a life in wine was always on the cards given his grandad Llorens was an oenologist and parents Pepita and Angel were viticulturists.
They’re based in Terra Alta in Catalunya and this is the first “Vi de Finca Qualificada” wine from the region. In short, these are single estate wines wines from a single plot of land with singular soil and climate characteristics but to reach that classification you’ve got to jump through plenty of hoops.
Think of it similar to France’s strict “Cru” standards which includes rules that the wine must have been produced for at least a decade entirely from grapes from that vineyard.
This super Spanish blend is made from 60% Garnacha Peluda (aka Hairy Grenache because of its hairy leaves!), 30% Garnacha Negra (aka Red Grenache) and 10% Carinyena. Aged for 12 months in 500L French oak casks.
What you’ve got is a powerful, silky red full of red ripe fruit, spice, cocoa and tobacco leaf flavours. All class.