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Cap de Ruc Garnatxa 2012
This is a very intense, light wine of mahogany colour, some soft tones of cherry. The nose is very open, with a good balance of fruit and wood in which the lactic and fruit vanilla wood tones blend quite nicely. The palate has a soft entry, but filling the mouth with balanced flavours, which repeat the nasal sensations. Notes of fruit and fine tannins that contribute to lengthen the after taste, it is still a young and easy wine. This is fresh, light and fruity. The palate is soft and balanced. It can be defined as a Mediterranean wine. Despite being a young wine, it spends 4 months on French oak. A day to day, for a couple of bucks, not too bad with a light bbq! Enjoy!
Celler Ronadelles is a small, family owned and run winery that lies in the shadow of the impressive Montsant mountain range. The winery came to life in 2002 and has gradually grown and developed until present days with its modern, elegant and innovative range of wines, under the distinctive labels of CAP DE RUC, GIRAL and PETIT de Joanne Cox. The small, dedicated team who are employed at the winery, care for the vines all year round before carefully preselecting and hand-picking the grapes at harvest time, always respecting the lunar calendar and integrating these traditional methods with modern technology.
In the early 1920’s a group of practicing farmers, concerned with the decline of the soil, sought the advice of Dr. Rudolf Steiner, founder of anthroposophy, who had spent all his life researching and investigating the forces that regulate life and growth. From a series of lectures and conversations held at Koberwitz, Germany, in June 1924, there emerged the fundamental principles of biodynamic farming and gardening, a unified approach to agriculture that relates the ecology of the earth-organism to that of the entire cosmos.
Regarded by some as the first modern ecological farming system and one of the most substainable, biodynamic farming has much in common with other organic approaches, such as emphasizing the use of manures and composts and excluding the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. Methods unique to the biodynamic approach include the use of fermented herbal and mineral preparations as compost additives and field sprays and the use of an astronomical sowing and planting calendar.
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