In 2001, brothers Manel and Joan Aviñó, started a very ambitious project to return
the brilliance of the estate to its original condition. They set about adopting a biodynamic, holistic philosophy that treats the entire estate as whole, living organism. The philosophy here is a return to the way wines were made for generations before modern agriculture (today much of this falls under “biodynamic, back then much of it was conventional wisdom): farming biodynamically, following lunar cycles for planting, pruning, harvesting, and bottling, native yeasts, no additions or enzymes, and no dosage.
Located in the near the rugged land of the Garraf Mountains just north of Tarragona, Clos Lentiscus sits between the massive Montserrat mountain and the Mediterranean Sea, in Sant Pere de Ribes. The property is arranged on a calcareous mass, with shallow soils on which one can find marine fossils, which provide many microelements and minerals that the vines easily absorb and grant a unique mineral character and great aging potential with to the wines. - Selectioins de la Vina