Appellation: Conca de Barbera
Varietal(s): 40% Macabeu, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Trepat
About The Producer
Cara Nord translates to "North Face," reflecting the estate's position high on the north face of the Sierra des Prades Mountains. Three good friends and winemakers established the estate with the dream of creating traditional mountain wines from grapes planted in altitude that endure severe climatic conditions. Together with its stony mountain soils, this viticulture produces thick-skinned grapes with greater aromatic concentration and higher levels of tannins. The wines of Cara Nord are authentic and unique, with a focus on effort and quality.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:
The vineyard is located 800 m above sea level. It’s on a steep and hilly landscape, surrounded by high peaks and forests of oak in the Natural Park of the Prades Mountains and Natural Park of the Poblet Forest in Catalonia. The soil is slate, clay, and limestone on the rocky outcrops, cliffs, and rugged mountains. They practice sustainable dry farming, vegetation cover, and responsible mountain viticulture—minimal intervention to promote biodiversity.
The wine opens with a floral background of white fruit, green plum, and grapefruit, exotic flavors such as pineapple, passion fruit, and mineral notes. The nose grows in the glass. It has a well-rounded mouthfeel that velvety soft, and unctuous, balanced by acidity. Wonderfully fresh and creamy with a hint of salinity in the mouth. Long, persistent, and vibrant finish.
Hand-harvested by plot and variety, fermented in tank, and then aged for 3 months in tank on fine lees.