D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)
Vins Nus Siuralta Gris is a natural white wine produced by the winery Vins Nus, in Cornudella de Montsant, D.O. Motsant.
Vins Nus is the new project of Alfredo Arribas (Portal del Priorat). As a result of his search for high-altitude vines to produce very special wines, Alfredo began his new project in 2008.
The vineyards to make Vins Nus are located in high areas of Montsant and cultivated biodynamically. These magnificent vineyards, harvested at their optimal ripening point, yield grapes with a good acidity and freshness. This allows Alfredo to make his wines in a non-interventionist way, without adding SO2 or any other chemical, resulting in pure, traditional wines, very close to their origins. Wines of altitude, and with a good ageing capacity.
Vins Nus Siuralta Gris is a white wine made with Grey Grenache from a 2-hectare vineyard, La Gritella, replanted with this variety and located on the highest slopes, at 850 metres, facing north and planted on yellow clay soils.
The grapes are manually harvested and placed in 16-kg boxes. Once in the winery, the whole grapes without destemming macerate for 4 days. After the whole grapes are pressed, they ferment with native yeasts in clay amphorae. The ageing takes place for 8 months in these same amphorae and in small stainless steel deposits.