Castell d'Encus, 'Quest' Pyrenean Bordeaux-Blend
“We respond by playing with just the right soils, using loving viticultural practices and making precise massal selections. Quest is the successful full-fermentation in 12th century stone gravity fermentation vats, allowing an elegant, complex and differentiated wine to emerge. We hope you enjoy every sip of this wine – a testament to tenacity”.
- Raül Bobet, owner & winemaker of Castell d'Encus
Hand harvested and using small boxes of 10kg, the grapes for this Bordeaux-style blend come exclusively from a single estate vineyard. This wine was fermented in open-air stone vats from the 12th century (carved by monks directly into the mountainside). It went through malolactic fermentation in French barrels where the wine ages for 17 months.
Quest, a word originally from Latin, means ‘search’. According to Raül Bobet, this search, questioning himself, belongs to his DNA and he understands it as a learning to produce fresh and elegant wines.
Learn more about Castell d'Encús here.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot
D.O. Costers del Segre, Pallars Jussà, Catalunya
500 - 680 cases