Celler Ritme is Albert Jané's (Jané Ventura) new project in the D.O. Priorat. Following in the steps of his other winery, Celler Acustic in the neighbouring D.O. Montsant, he has dedicated years of study to this region, getting to know the vinegrowers and discovering the vines.
HISTORY Celler Ritme's story is linked to the history of Celler Acústic. Albert Jané, of Jané Ventura, began his career in the D.O. Montsant with the creation of Celler Acústic, a winery in which he wanted to make pure, "acoustic" wines from the vines, with little use of wood and lots of work on the vines.
With that same philosophy and after years of studying the D.O. Priorat, getting to know the vinegrowers and the vines, in 2010 he set up Celler Ritme.
They started very modestly, renting some Grenache and Carignan estates and working with vinegrowers from different towns like Porrera, Poboleda, Vilella Alta, Bellmunt and Gratallops.
They currently have 7.5 hectares of land, made up of their own estates and land that they rent from others. They are also remodeling the winery, an old warehouse situated in the town of Vilella Alta.
PHILOSOPHY OF WORK Celler Ritme's philosophy is the same as that of Acústic in Montsant: to display the individuality of the D.O. Priorat, its mineral and profound spirit. Exhibit the rhythm of Priorat.
Celler Ritme work with very old vines, almost 100 years old, some of which are planted in licorella (fine slate) soils which harm the vines but provide a special minerality.
BODEGA CELLER RITME WINES Celler Ritme produce wines with character, deeply expressing the land from where they come. Ritme Negre and Ritme Blanc. A tribute to the rhythm of the licorella, the rhythm of the sun, hot in summer and kind in winter, and the rhythm of its inhabitants. A tribute to the heartbeat of Priorat.
Plaer, a red wine from marvellous old vines of the local varieties Samsó (Carignan) and Grenache, ranging from 40 to 60 years old.
Etern, everlasting, from vines on the mountains of Priorat. Resistant, deep…everlasting.