Celler Tiques


Joan started his own venture on family vineyards in Catalonia, Spain, in 2015.

The family estate spans 9 hectares and is located in the Catalan municipalities of Santa Margarida i els Monjos, Castellví de la Marca and Vilafranca del Penedès. The grapes of the current wines are Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Sumoll white and Monastrell.In addition to still wines, Joan also makes high-­quality Ancestral wines from Xarel.lo and Monastrell grapes. Tiques is inscribed at the CCPAE, the Catalan governing body of organic farming, and uses ecological and bio­dynamic methods exclusively.

All grapes are hand-picked in 15kg crates and afterwards meticulously selected on a selection table. The grapes are macerated with the skins for a certain amount of days and the wine is obtained by free flow; no pressing is done. No clarification substances are added in order to respect the integrity of the wine. The crystal clear appearance of the wines is achieved though natural sedimentation. The amount of sulfites that are added is extremely low or even zero (Tiques). Processing takes place though different means; stainless steel vessels, and/or 500 liter French and American oak barrels, and/or  white clay amphoras. Great care is taken to determine the time of exposure.

Imported by: Otros Vinos

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