Terroir

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TERROIR

THE UNIQUE NATURE OF A MOUNTAIN ESTATE    

Within the area of Les Garrigues, Cérvoles Celler is located in quite a complex zone in orographic terms, with numerous hills and watercourses with a northerly exposure which rises gradually towards the south, up to the Serra de La Llena, a natural border with two other wine-producing counties: El Priorat and La Conca de Barberà.

The different plots that make up the estate have a range of inclines and hours of sunlight, enjoying very mild weather in spite of the zone's harsh climate thanks to the influence of the dry winds from the west in the morning and the more humid winds from the sea in the afternoon, refreshing the atmosphere and increasing the difference between night and day temperatures.

Located between 700 and 750 metres above sea level, these plots also benefit from the right amount of rainfall for high quality viticulture: around 450 mm per year on average.

The soil's texture is loamy (silt loam, clay loam), with differing degrees of gravel. Thanks to the permeability provided by this gravel, plants can drain well while the clay helps to conserve humidity, ensuring optimum water balance for growing vines.

These particular conditions, together with the imposing presence of a wild, natural environment, make the terroir of Cérvoles unique and exceptional.

Organic agriculture and recycled nutrients

Such favourable circumstances allow Cérvoles Celler to carry out ecological farming, using organic principles that encourage natural processes and biological interaction in order to optimise and conserve the land's agricultural resources. With this system, the soil's nutrients are constantly "recycled", ensuring good results and sustainable agriculture.

Thanks to these environment-friendly practices, Cérvoles Celler's wines manage to express all the individuality of the small plots of vines from this mountain estate located in a unique natural setting.

 

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