MontRubí - Penedès, Catalonia

莊園 THE ESTATE

Penedès
MontRubí位於巴塞羅那以西60公里處,Penedès是擁有數百年的傳統產區。
MontRubí的酒莊和葡萄園位於加泰羅尼亞沿海,海拔2000英尺以上。
古老的地中海松樹林佔據著土地,充滿了野生草本的氣味、灌木叢中到處的野豬和野兔的聲音、和白腹隼雕在高空處的鷹叫聲。
Lying just 60 kilometers west of Barcelona, MontRubí is at home in the wine region of Penedès, steeped in hundreds of years of tradition.
The bodega and vineyards of MontRubí stand at over 2,000 feet above the sea, in the Catalan Pre­Coastal Range.
Here the land gives way to ancient forests of Mediterranean Pine, redolent with the scents of wild herbs and alive with the sounds of wild boar and hare scampering through the undergrowth and the calls from Bonelli’s Eagle high above.

命名 THE NAME

1984
MontRubí這個名字創於1984年,Peris家族為了紀念19世紀時位於L'Avellà的酒莊,而翻新了酒莊。
“Mont”與其山區環境和獨特的葡萄栽培方法有關,而“Rubí”則取自莊園所在地的Font-Rubí市。
當到達L'Avellà的莊園大門時,道路正好在這裡將Guardiola和Font-Rubí兩個地區分隔開。在Alt Penedès的中心,傳統與MontRubí的創新得到結合。
The name MontRubí was created in 1984 in honor of the 19th-century property in L’Avellà that the Peris family refurbished to house the winery. “Mont” relates to the mountainous surroundings and distinctive method of viticulture, while “Rubí” was taken from the name of the municipality of Font-­Rubí where the winery and vineyards are located.
When arriving at the gates of the estate in L’Avellà it seems it is precisely here that the road ends between the towns of Guardiola and Font-Rubí, in the heart of the Alt Penedès, tradition meets innovation at MontRubí.

釀酒工藝 WINE-MAKING

可持續的葡萄種植 Sustainable viticulture
"MontRubí相信古代傳統可持續和環保的葡萄種植法。"
同時,致力於創新傳統,融入最新技術。
根據這一理念,葡萄園中使用各種替代方法來處理生產出沒有化學殘留物的優質葡萄,甚至是有機農業指引認可的葡萄。此外,允許該地區森林的原生地面覆蓋植物自然生長,促進土壤再生與它們所擁有的微生物相結合。
"At MontRubí we believe in traditional viticulture practiced long ago: sustainable and environmentally friendly."
Simultaneously, we also have committed to innovate our traditions which has led us to incorporate some of the latest technologies.
In line with this philosophy, we use various alternative treatments in the vineyard to produce top­quality grapes without chemical residues, even ones that are commonly allowed according to organic farming guidelines. Additionally, we allow natural ground cover to grow, indigenous to the region’s forests, that promote soil regeneration in tandem with microorganisms which they harbor.

大自然 Nature
"簡而言之,通過遵循生物動力法方針,在使用的品種和環境中尋求平衡,從而增加活力。"
釀酒時,盡可能少地使用亞硫酸鹽,將葡萄酒陳釀在富含天然抗氧化劑的細酒糟上。所有的釀酒過程都是純人手操作,從採收到運輸到挑選葡萄,以及去梗和壓榨。
使用多種不同的材料進行發酵和熟成,包括蛋形水泥罐,由當地採購的鈣質陶土製成的雙耳陶瓷瓶以及不同尺寸和不同烤度的法國橡木桶。
"In short, we seek balance in the varieties we use and the environment by following biodynamic guidelines which result in an increase in vitality."
In the winery we use sulfites as minimally as possible, aging the wines on the fine lees which are rich in natural antioxidants. All the winemaking processes are manual, from the harvest to the reception at the winery to grape selection, as well as destemming, pressing and pigeage (punch down).
We use a number of different materials for fermentation and aging, including egg­shaped cement tanks, ceramic amphora made from locally sourced calcium­rich clay as well as French oak barrels of various sizes and toast levels.

PROJECT GAINTUS

起源 - 復甦品種 ORIGINS - Recovering a variety
Gaintus計劃於2000年由MontRubí發起,旨在重振當地Sumoll葡萄的種植,並釀造出各款葡萄酒以表達其品種多樣性。
這項計劃令MontRubí成為世界上第一家生產100% Sumoll葡萄酒的酒莊,並維持為Sumoll葡萄的最大生產商及出口商,令這種葡萄聞名於世。
The Gaintus project began in the year 2000 by MontRubí to help revitalize the plantings of the native Sumoll vine and vinify wines that express its varietal diversity.
This work gave us recognition as the first winery in the world to produce 100% Sumoll wines and we are still the largest producers of Sumoll, exporting and making this magnificent grape known in more than 15 countries around the world.

傳統與創新 Tradition with innovation
“Gaintus”這個名字來自一條極具挑戰性的登山徑,穿過比利牛斯山脈,象徵著MontRubí的哲學。
在加泰羅尼亞各地都可以找到Sumoll品種,特別是在Penedès。但由於在20世紀初期種植葡萄的困難和各葡萄園的受到的破壞,曾經種植Sumoll的葡萄園大部分種植面積都被改種為Sparkling的青葡萄品種或其他國際品種。結果令Sumoll近乎絕種。
The name “Gaintus” comes from the name of a challenging climbing trail that cuts through the Pyrenees­ a symbol of the philosophy of MontRubí.
At one time the Sumoll variety could be found all across the Catalunya, especially in Penedès. But because of how difficult it is to grow coupled with devastation of vineyards by phylloxera in the early 20th century, most of the acreage once planted to it was replanted with either white varieties for sparkling wines or with other international varieties. As a result, Sumoll almost became extinct.

成果 - 世界上第一支單一品種Sumoll葡萄酒 RESULTS - The first monovarietal Sumoll in the world
2001年,MontRubí堅定地致力於Sumoll的保育,並創造了“Gaintus”,世界上第一款100% Sumoll葡萄酒。
由此開始,其他100%的Sumoll葡萄酒誕生了,如“Gaintus Radical”和“Gaintus OneNight's Rosé”,持續繁衍。
In 2001, MontRubí made a firm commitment to recover this variety and created the red wine “Gaintus”, the first entirely Sumoll red wine in the world.
That was just the beginning. Since then other 100% Sumoll wines have been born such as “Gaintus Radical” and “Gaintus One Night’s Rosé”. From one, there are now many.