Toni Gelabert is a modest man who prefers a good ‘sobrassada’ to a Michelin-starred cuisine. With a friend, he exchanges wine for grain, grinds it himself with his German grain mill and bakes his own bread from it. Life in harmony with nature gives him strength and drives him every day. For him, organic farming is not a marketing tool; the winery is about the careful use of nature. Biodynamics, ecology and Feng Shui are his purposes in life. Only outside the bottle does all his work and dedication become apparent. “Todo está en la copa,” – everything is in the wine glass – he explains.
Particularly the young generation of winemakers depends on its ‘father’s lips’. Each word is absorbed by them. To his wines Toni has a similar relationship. “You must talk with the wine,” he says, revealing his recipe for success. “There is no place for weak wines.” When asked whether he had expansion plans, he replies: “Next year I plant my last 2,5 acres, then it’s over.” Really? Because with currently 15 acres of vines, 14 different wines and a 100 per cent sales rate everybody else would rely on expansion. But Toni prefers to be dedicated only to his wine and his good ‘sobrassada’ – on home-made bread.
Torre des Canonge 2011
Pinot Noir, Syrah & Merlot.
Fantastic cherry red is pouring into the glass. The scent is quite mineral, with notes of fresh berries and fruits. The opening on the palate is aromatic, with nuances of plum jam. The tannins are smoothly integrated. The finish stuns by its final length.
Cult wine without marketing fuss!
Negre Seleccio 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon & Manto Negro.
Fine, powerful with garnet colour and crystal clear. The bouquet shines with balanced flavours: cherry, fig, and cassis scents are paired with light toasty notes. In the mouth it is nice, round and fruity. Beautiful elegant finish.
Fine wine by the Grand Master!
Chardonnay de Toni Gelabert 2013
Wow, how this golden yellow reflects in the glass. The fine sparkling bouquet shows aromas of windfalls. The expansion in the barrel reinforced this. This wine shines on the palate with its finesse. In the finish it enhances the elegance of this wonderful crop.
A white for true connoisseurs.
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