Edetària Terra Alta
Garnacha is King in Terra Alta, one of the most southern subregions of Catalonia, home to the world’s 40% of Garnacha Blanca (Garnatxa in Catalan). Joan Angel Lliberia, owner of Edetaria, has set the goal of making Terra Alta’s most expressive ‘Garnatxas’, white, reds and rosés.
All estate fruit, Edetaria is working with guyot and old bush-trained vines on terraced vineyards. Edetaria is committed to taking Garnacha to the next level. Some of their Garnacha Negra has mutated into Garnacha Peluda, which means ‘hairy’. The leaf has developed hairs on its backside, which retains better moisture during the hot summer months, giving more natural acidity to the wines.
Working with five soil types (Tapas, Tapas blanc, Vall, Panal and Codols) each with their own microclimate, Joan Angel (or know as the ‘silver fox’ of Terra Alta) has been practicing organic farming since the very beginning; he became certified organic in 2020. He is dedicated to making wines packed with minerality, freshness in a Mediterranean climate.