The Vineyards

Vines over 90 years old

The vineyards from which Bodega Crivellé i Valls wines come from are all family-owned.

The oldest vines are around 90 years old, with the Garnacha and Cariñena/Samso varieties. The vineyards are located in the municipalities of Poboleda and La Morera de Montsant, on the Mas d’en Gil estate, located within the DOQ. Priorat, which still preserves the farmhouse that gives its name to the estate, where the ancestors of the family already lived in 1885 and where they used to produce wine in stone presses, some of which can still be seen in the same farmhouse.

The topography of our vineyards is diverse, with part of them on slopes with inclinations close to 40% and with slate soils, and another part in flatter areas with loam soils mixed with slate and deeper than the former ones.

Our estates are oriented in such a way that the vineyards are influenced by the breeze that blows in the summer evenings, known as “Garbinada,” a sea breeze, which causes grape ripening to be slightly later, giving a fresher touch to the wines.

One of the philosophies of Bodega Crivellé i Valls is to select the best old vines of Garnacha and Cariñena to extract grafts and use them in part of the new plantations, thus conserving the original varieties of the oldest plantations, which over more than 80 years have shown better adaptation, resistance, and quality, achieving two objectives: to maintain over time the genetics of the oldest Garnachas and Cariñenas, and among these, the plants that yield a more balanced grape, even if it means having a more limited production.