Núria Garrote-i-Esteve, Founder and Owner of VIN°VI & CO.
(Photo credit: Cybelle Codish)
From Barcelona to Detroit and beyond.
Wine is an art form that expresses a sense of place as seen through the point of view of a winemaker. For the past fifteen years I have been committed to VINOVI & CO. with passion and persistence – traveling constantly to Spain to research, taste wines, visit vineyards and listen to wine “maestros” that I have come to admire.
Our portfolio comprises several producers from Spain and Southern France. They are perfectionists. They have strong personalities. They follow their own obsessions. They are tireless workers. They have passion for their land. They have nurtured an intimate and spiritual relationship with their vines; they know each one, and they pamper them. They are farmers. They are gardeners. They are winemakers.
Their wines tell the story of a place and of a vision. They look for balance, sensuality and purity. They stress the maximum expression of the fruit and the soil. They farm with respect. In each wine there is a part of their soul, their story, their landscape. Their wines talk to us. They do not scream. They whisper their beauty to us. They are happy people. They love what they do and deeply believe in it, and they do it with excitement. Tending the vineyard and winemaking are their lives. One of them told me, “There is so much to learn. It is a beautiful challenge.”
What these winemakers have in common is what makes them successful. Their individuality is what makes every single wine seminal. These wines point to the path to the future of the craft of winemaking in my country.
I invite you to share my discoveries and take the journey with me,