Bodegas Puiggros only took their wines to market in 2008 but they still have a romantic winemaking history. Since 1843, the Puiggros family has been producing wines from their own vines in the Odena region of Catalunya for the family and close friends. Over generations they had come to realize that their vineyards and techniques were something worth sharing with the world. A sincere dedication to the terroir in their zone and the indigenous varieties that grow there, allows them to constantly discover ways to unlock all of the magic that lies within their land. Starting with conscious and clean farming in the vineyard, they hand-harvest only the best fruit for their production, and ferment each vineyard separately in varying vessels to accentuate what the vines have to show; some in stainless steel, and many in clay amphora of differing sizes. Depending on the batch, the wine goes into top quality oak for extra aging, all the while seeing very little sulfur use (if any) until bottling. Puiggros is pushing the quality of northeastern Spain's wines forward, and doing so in a clean and unique way.
The Exedra is a fresh and delightful wine made from entirely Garnatxa, with a hand harvest of the grapes to the cellar starts with natural fermentation in both clay amphora and cement. Malolactic conversion then takes place after all of the wine is moved to 800 liter Amphora for a 9-month rest before bottling. The result has an intensity of bright red fruits, spices, and toffee, showcasing a dynamic aroma that brings a combination of funky earth and fruit before a very expressive flavor on the palate. It is very balanced and with packed full of great acidity, gritty tannins, and a lovely fresh finish.
puiggros 'mestre vilavell'
The Mestre Vilavell is an intense and beautiful wine made entirely from the local Sumoll variety, coming from the hills surrounding Barcelona. Natural fermentation is carried out in oak barrels and stainless steel, then moved to lightly toasted, used 300L French Allier oak for malolactic fermentation and a 12 month rest for complexity and nuance. The finished wine is very expressive on the nose, with vivid notes of blueberries, spices, and coffee, and while the palate does echo these bright characteristics, the acidity and integrated tannins are what really bring the balance and excitement to this bottle of wine.
puiggros 'exedra' blanc
100% garnatxa blanca
The Exedra Blanc comes from a gorgeous vineyard full of limestone and clay, at 500 meters above sea level. After a hand-harvest, the grapes were fermented naturally in 800-liter clay amphora for about four months until the finished wine rested in both the amphora and cement tanks on the lees for another few months. With minimal sulfur used before bottling, the aromatics jump out of the glass with fleshy fruits like peach and pineapple, sweet flowers of jasmine and lemon, and loads of aromatic Mediterranean herbs and beeswax. The palate is persistent with ample freshness backed by sweet and fresh fruit character, a nice mouth feel, and a soft enjoyable finish. Perfect for all kinds of fish and crustaceans, this wine also is ideal to sip on and just enjoy.
puiggros 'sentits negre'
100% garnacha negre
The Sentits Negre is a dark and intense version of Garnatxa, where the fruit is hand harvested and brought into the cellar for a natural fermentation in stainless steel and oak barrels. The wine is transferred to lightly toasted, new French Allier oak barrels for malolactic conversion and 12 months of aging. The resulting wine is impressive yet elegant and very well balanced. On the nose there is expressive notes of raspberry, forest fruits, spices, and mustard, while the palate echoes these flavors with a fantastic balance of acidity and smooth tannins.