In 2003, Joan and Josep Cusiné together with their wives MªElena Jiménez and Marta Casas (winemakers in Parés Baltà) and the winemaker Jordi Fernandez, started a new and exciting project in the Priorat region called: Gratavinum. The name is derived from Gratallops, the village in which the winery is located, and Vinum, which means wine in Latin.
Gratavinum has always been committed to organic farming practices. They refuse to use pesticides or herbicides, preferring to protect their vines with natural methods such as sulfur dust and Bordeaux mixture. The team understood that by being mindful of the environment and biodiversity, they produce wines that are not only excellent but also long-lasting.
Gratavinum's vines are set between the renowned Priorat mountains, on terraces rich in llicorella, a type of slate stone found only in the region. Carinyena and Garnatxa, two types native to the region, are grown alongside Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, two newcomers that have adapted well to the hard climate and rocky soil.
Despite the difficulties, the Gratavinum team remains dedicated to its purpose. They hoped that by producing wines that are in tune with the land, they are able to have a positive impact on the environment. With each bottle they make, they demonstrated that it is possible to create something genuinely unique, something both delicious and sustainable.
So Gratavinum's legacy lives on, a testament to the power of love and commitment in the world of winemaking. Their wines are synonymous with excellence, and their dedication to sustainability motivated others to do the same.
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Region: Priorat, SpainGrapes: Carignan, SyrahStyle: Powerful and structuredPairs with: Pulled Pork Slider, Onglet, Grilled Portobello Gratavinum Silvestris is a really wild and natural wine. It's made with simply fermented grape juice and the wild yeasts from the grapes themselves, with...