Ferrer Bobet is located in the Porrera region, amid beautiful natural surroundings that boast a number of advantages for viticulture and which were in fact pivotal in the decision to opt for these lands.
Porrera is one of the coolest parts of the Priorat, thanks largely to the marked influence of north-easterly winds, with a subtle moderating effect from the Mediterranean, and its topography, characterized by some of the highest and steepest vineyards in the appellation. These factors combine to create strong temperature variations between night and day which guarantee optimal phenolic ripening and the preservation of acidity, freshness and aromas. Likewise, its multiple aspects create a rich diversity of mesoclimates and offer the opportunity to create wines of particular complexity and depth.
At Ferrer Bobet, all of this is combined with almost exclusively slate soils, known locally as llicorella, which are a feature of only the top vineyards in the Priorat and which play such a key part in the unique personality of these wines.
To date we have used hundred-year-old Carinyena and Garnatxa Negra vines from exceptional vineyards which benefit from all of these qualities and with whose owners we share longstanding ties of friendship, esteem and respect.
Ferrer Bobet’s own vineyards were planted near the winery in 2004 and 2005 with Carinyena, Garnatxa Negra, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Roussane. These vines stand on slopes and terraces which were carefully selected after exhaustive edaphological and adaptability studies. For each variety, we only use low vigour rootstocks and clones, aiming for perfectly balanced vines. The grapes from these vineyards, together with other exceptional young vines from around Porrera, will finally see the light of day in 2015 with the release of our third wine, Ferrer Bobet.
Of the estate’s seventy hectares, only fifteen have been planted, in line with our respect for the biodiversity of this unique countryside. And there is one more feature which is absolutely fundamental for us: strictly organic viticulture which completely excludes the use of insecticides and herbicides.