Clos Galenawinery, discreet and quiet, is located in Priorat region, and is part of Domini de la Cartoixa – a land, estate and source of inspiration. Vineyards are located at 50 to 500 metres above sea level, on the slopes of the hills, planted on terraces with two or three, but sometimes even a single row of vines.
The Priorat region is locate in south Catalonia, in the inland of Tarragona. It is influence the Mediterranean climate, characterized by the absence of rain and strong contrasts between valleys an high lands in summer, and cold winters, with temperatures that can drop under 0 ºC (32 ºF).
Back in the late 80s, several young winegrowers decided to go for this particular region, applying new vine-growing an wine-making techniques. As a result, they have generated a worldwide interest in the wines of this area. Nowadays it is one of the world’s most valued regions for its excellent wines with intense and strong personality.
The orography of this land is formes by successive humps which lead to the mountains, so that vines are surrounded by forests an open land. Soil is the distinctive element of this region. Locally known as “llicorella”, it is volcanos, formed mostly by slate, and gives wines their mineral character, which can be detected in the middle or at the end of the palate.
Inspiring people. Life is a path, and on this path we always find people who share with us their passions and enlightening experiences. We always find new lessons in our friends and relatives, and this is what inspires and motivates us to go on exploring in search of going from good to better.
Sustainable wine making. The only way The vine shoots froo keep producing high quality wines whithout being detrimental to further generations is taking into account every aspect of the wine making process, such as the soil fertility, the quality of the water, the non use of pesticides and soil erosion.
Vineyards are taken care of without using systematic fungicides, insecticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilisers. Plagues and weeds are prevented and controlled through mechanic, traditional and/or natural methods, and fertilising is accomplished with compost, green fertiliser or manure.
As a result, we obtain exceptional and healthy wines. All the elements that have made our wine possible are healthy, and the wine making process has been performe with the maximum level of respect and care for the environment. Clos Galena wines are certified by the correspondent Organic Agriculture regulatory body (CCPAE).
FORMIGA & NOBEL NIGHT
Clos Galena’s Formiga de Vellut was the chosen red wine at last night’s Nobel Banquet in Sweden. Congratulations to this year’s Nobel laureates and to Clos Galena for this great honor!