Producer Profile


Costador, under the guidance of Joan Franquet, stands as a testament to organic and biodynamic viticulture on a unique mountainside boasting ancient vineyards, some certified. With vines ranging from 60 to 110 years old, spread across diverse terroirs of slate, clay, and limestone at elevations from 400 to 800 meters, the estate benefits from significant temperature variations, facilitating prolonged grape maturation while preserving freshness and acidity. Meticulous temperature control is maintained throughout the winemaking process, from harvest to fermentation and aging. Embracing authenticity, Franquet exclusively employs wild and autochthonous yeasts, with fermentation primarily occurring in amphorae or stainless steel tanks.

Where The Wines Come From


Catalunya, a region steeped in history and culture, is also making waves in the world of natural wine. Situated in northeastern Spain, this diverse wine region encompasses a range of terroirs, from the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava to the mountainous terrain of Priorat and the rolling hills of Penedès. Natural winemakers in Catalunya are passionate about expressing the unique character of their land through sustainable and organic practices. They often work with native grape varieties such as Garnacha, Carinyena, and Xarel·lo, allowing them to thrive without chemical intervention. The resulting wines are vibrant and full of personality, with a focus on purity and freshness. Reds from regions like Priorat and Montsant are known for their bold flavors and mineral complexity, while whites from Penedès and Terra Alta exhibit crisp acidity and delicate fruit notes. In Catalunya, natural winemaking is more than just a trend; it's a reflection of the region's deep connection to its land and heritage, producing wines that are as dynamic and captivating as the landscapes that inspire them.