Grapes: A field blend of local varietals Tortosí, Trepadell, Malvasía, Merseguera and Verdil
A field blend of local varietals Tortosí, Trepadell, Malvasía, Merseguera and Verdil, aged in old barrels and demi-johns. The result is a generous Mediterranean wine with nuts, rosemary and a chalky freshness to the finish.
Javier Revert has strong bonds to his home region of Valencia, where his family have farmed for generations, and he studied viticulture at the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia.
One afternoon Javi was walking with his grandfather, who mentioned that an old vineyard they came across had been planted by his great-grandfather. This discovery prompted Javi to keep an eye out for other old, terraced sites. He prefers north facing sites, as he's looking to achieve freshness and elegance. Soils here are rich in calcium carbonate, not unlike the albariza around Jerez.
Originally planted with field blends, the plots haven’t been worked for years so are now part of a patchwork of Mediterranean flora, olive and almond trees. The old vineyards were planted with local varietals such as Tortosí, Trepadell, Malvasía, Merseguera, Verdil, Garnacha Tintorera, Monastrell and Arcos.
Javier’s wines are pure, honest and vibrant. Transparent reflections of each site and vintage. They're made in minuscule quantities and, we think, are destined to become a benchmark for the new wave in Eastern Spain.