Can Rafols dels Caus Terraprima Red 2011
The Terraprima wines come from a vineyard site adjacent to Can Rafols that Carlos purchased in 2004 to prevent it from becoming a quarry for the production of cement. It includes 99 acres of vines many of them well over 50 years old.
Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Syrah. The distinctive landscape of the Garraf Massif—one of the nost unique enclaves along the Mediterranean coastline with its poor soils and limestone bedrock—breathes life into this fresh and mineral red wine, made from grapes grown on the estate. Rocky and calcareous, the region is sparsely wooded, carpeted in wild herbs, and centered around the Parc Natural Garraf. In this stony, rugged landscape, Carlos Esteva took a dilapidated family estate and turned it into one of the most dynamic properties in Penedes.