From a battlefield to a Catalan talent!
Often wine estates have a beautiful story, a story that has lasted for many generations. The Celler Frisach estate has 200 years of heritage to tell. This family estate located on historic Catalan lands was taken over by two brothers, Francesc and Joan Ferré. Breathtaking panoramic views that show the main scenarios of the Battle of Erbre in 1937. It is in Carbera d'Erbre that they offer us Spanish wines of character and complexity, but also of great freshness.
Let yourself travel with the wines of the Ferré brothers who hide a very great Catalan story!
Celler Frisach, historic estate
Behind a good wine there is always a beautiful story. This story is about two Catalan brothers who make excellent wines in a historical territory.
The two brothers, Francesc and Joan Ferré took over the family estate in 2009. Their professional life did not necessarily begin in the vineyard, but despite everything in farming, and it was in 2004 that they really started in the making of their wines. They want to bring back to life a potential forgotten by their ancestors.
It is therefore on the lands of Terra Alta in Spain in the south of Catalonia, that they develop the 40-hectare vineyard. Joan and Francesc wish to respect their values and roots anchored for 200 years. They want to protect the soils of the town of Carbera d'Erbre, one of the last resistant towns in the Battle of Erbre in 1937.
Their ancestors who took care of the vines, transmit the love of the land for generations and offer a great potential for exploitation.
The two brothers of the Celler Frisach estate, in their approach to sustainable development, decided to work their vines in organic farming in order to preserve the ancestral lands of 200 years. It is essential to preserve a culture of the vines and to respect the elaboration of the wines.
They use as few chemicals as possible in the vineyard, they make wines without sulfites, without inputs and without artifice and the land gives them this honor.
The Spanish vineyard
The town of Carbera d'Erbre is a good example of the ruins caused by violence and conflict during the Spanish Civil War.
To discover the landscapes of the Battle of the Erbre in a different way, the Celler Frisach winery offers an itinerary of “Vins a la trinxera” (Wines in the trench) which intertwines the emerging story of vineyards today. These vineyards witnessed the cruelty of the battle as well as all the destruction.
To get to know the soil of Carbera d'Erbre and pass on its story, the Celler Frisach estate and their friends from “Terra Enllà” come together to offer valuable tasting advice, and thus develop wine tourism in 2014.
Joan and Francesc Ferré use natural, environmentally friendly products that meet the standards of the Catalan Council for Ecological Agrarian Production (CCPAE). They claim the freedom of nature to promote a healthy territory.
It is in a contrasting landscape between vineyards, hills and ruins that Joan and Francesc cultivate their 40 hectares of vines. They have mostly Hermine, (a native variety of the region), and also other varieties of grapes more used in France such as Merlot, Syrah, Carignan and Grenache.
Wines from the Celler Frisach estate
Francesc and Joan Ferré combine their talents with the Catalan soil to delight us with complex wines, with character but incredibly fresh and digestible. These are elegant wines, raised and aged in oak barrels. They also mature in cement vats.
L'Abrunet rouge 2021 is a red wine, a blend of Grenache and Carignan. A 24-hour maceration for a wine full of lightness and fruitiness. On the palate, a fresh and drinkable wine with aromas of red fruits. It is an ideal companion for “tapas evenings”.
L'Anit 2019 is a red wine with an exceptional expression of Carignan. 30 days of maceration and 7 months of aging in Burgundy barrels for half of the juice and the rest in cement vats. A year of aging in the bottle in stride for a pure wine, without added sulfur and arrogant of delicacy and finesse.
Sang de Corb 2019 is a red wine from a blend of three grape varieties: Grenache, Grenache Peluda and Carignan. Aged 6 months in French oak barrels then 2 years minimum in bottle for a magnificently well-rounded wine with fine and melted tannins.