Winemakers: Toni Carbó
Region: Penedès (Catalonia / Spain)
Town: Las Parallades
Grape varieties : xarel .lo, macabeu, malvoisie de Sitges (white), sumoll (red) and many others
Surface Winery : 22 ha
The Winery La Salada of Toni Carbo
The revival of the Penedès vineyard
For some years now, a wind of freshness and nature has been blowing through the vineyards of the Penedès region in Spanish Catalonia, Toni Carbó is one of its most faithful representatives.
After studying oenology and participating with his childhood friend, Ramon Janéthe creation of the Mas Candi, Toni Carbó took over the reins of the family Winery in 2012 and renamed it " La Salada ". He is the 4th generation representative of the family Winery .
La Salada, natural wines in Catalonia
Located 45 minutes southwest of Barcelona, Winery is in the village of Las Parallades, in the heart of the Catalan region of Penedès.
It consists of 22 hectares of vines planted with autochthonous Catalan grape varieties, such as xarel.lo, macabeu, malvoisie de Sitges (white) and sumoll (red).
Most of the vines are 80 years old, with a northern orientation, planted on clay/limestone slopes.
As soon as he arrived, Toni continued to work organically and added biodynamic techniques. He is also restoring his grandfather's cellar for his vinifications, which he wants to be input-free.
Wines with no added sulphur
In fact, Toni wants to return to the traditional wines of the Penedès, from the time of his grandparents, before any industrialisation of the vineyard. He wants to make juices that are representative of their terroir, in homage to the artisanal wine of the peasants, "pages" in Catalan.
The wines of Winery are surprisingly fresh and tense. The natural vinification process has a lot to do with this, and the wines have an alcohol content of around 11°.
All the grapes are vinified on the skins, the reds of course, but also the whites, which gives them a long-lasting taste that balances the acidity (freshness) that is present in all Toni's wines.
We are very happy to offer you La Salada wines, perfect for summer, and in pure juice, oh yes!